Diatom is a natural organic (diatomaceous earth) entrapment powder; made up of tiny fossilised silica diatoms.
Natural silica has many uses; absorbing moisture, fats and oils; aiding plant growth and development and anti-caking feed additive are but a few.
Diatom works by naturally drawing away all the essential moisture insects and spiders require to aid in their development and reproduction. Without any moisture, the creatures cannot breed making living conditions uninhabitable!
Diatom is our recommended product for the control of red spider mites in poultry housing
Directions for use:
Poultry and Animal Housing:
Apply into nest boxes, slats, and all areas where the birds roost or live. Apply directly or as near to insects as possible. If applied to litter, it can lower odour by mopping up ammonia. Apply the powder liberally to problem areas paying particular attention to cracks and crevices. Be careful to avoid eyes when applying on or near to animals. Repeat as necessary.
Apply dust directly to insects, spiders and invertebrates near to activity such as lawns, on and around plants, soil, patio, pavement, window frames, door frames, cracks and crevices. Put a ring of Diatom dust around plants and directly to leaves. Re-apply after rain or damp weather.
Pet and Animal:
Thoroughly treat floors and bedding in and around pet or animal sleeping areas. Be careful to avoid eyes when applying on or near to animals. Repeat treatment if necessary.
Animal Feed Additive/Anti-Caking Agent
Apply to animal feed only as a natural gut/intestinal tract cleanser and anti-caking product.
Can cause moderate eye irritation to humans and animals. Avoid contact with eyes. Wear eye protection when applying the products. Use adequate ventilation and avoid breathing dust.
Store in a cool dry area. Keep out of reach of children.
Refills available: We are continuously reviewing our products to make them as sustainable as possible and can now offer to refill your Diatom Pots, just bring your pot along and we will refill it with powder (this must be a Mantel Farm Diatom Pot to ensure the correct labelling for product information is in place). For each refill you will receive a stamp on our refill card, so saving both money and plastic use.