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There are alternatives to the harmful and poisonous chemicals currently on sale!

We did an enormous amount of research when we launched our first environmentally friendly product, Humi-Go the moisture absorber.   That resulted from the need to find an alternative to formaldehyde based products to combat mildew and musty odours in our cupboards.

When we sprayed our dipladenia to rid it of ants and an aphid infestation we were appalled at the result, and that was despite taking precautions ......... all the goldfish in our pond died.   Unfortunately we did not allow for run off after heavy rain which drained into the pond and so it was back to the library and the Internet to find an environmentally friendly answer

Silicon dioxide consists of the skeletal remains of algae-like single celled prehistoric plankton that lived and died thousands of years ago.   It is minded today from rock sediment commonly referred to a diatomite which gives it its more commonly referred to name, diatomaceous earth (DE)   However, there are different grades of silicon dioxide (DE).   Only amorphous (natural, unheat treated) DE is safe, edible and non-toxic.   All other grades have been heat treated which alters the composition and makes it poisonous and, possibly, carcinogenic.   DETER-ANT is very finely ground diatomite with the consistency of household flour.   We are most familiar with DE in South Africa as a common method of swimming pool filtration but this grade is heat treated and unsafe for use except in swimming pools.

How safe is DETER-ANT?
100% non-toxic.   It is used commercially in grain storage to kill weavils.   It is fed to animals to rid them of internal parasites and worms and to reduce the use of antibiotics.   People take it for the minerals and trace elements it contains (but we don't recommend you to try this!).   It is used in organic agriculture in place of insecticides and acts as a fertilizer for the soil

How does it work?
works by dehydrating the insects it comes into contact with.   Each one of the millions of microscopic cells that make up DETER-ANT is capable of absorbing 1.5 times its weight in liquid.   This destroys the insect's hard exoskeleton, leading to the death of the insect.

How much does DETER-ANT cost?
costs R40.00 per tub.   We cannot accurately give you information on what square meterage it will cover.   This depends on how thickly or thinly you apply it.

How effective is it?
Test done in the USA by the FDA have shown amorphous DE to be 98% effective in eradicating pests as opposed to the 60% efficiency of poisonous chemicals.

What about cockroaches?
will kill cockroaches, fishmoths (silverfish), mole crickets and more.   In fact virtually any cold-blooded insect it comes into contact with.   And don't forget flies!   Cover manure with a dusting of  DETER-ANT to kill off flies and their larvae.

What about lizards or bees or butterflies?
Lizards do not have a hard exoskeleton and would, in any case, rehydrate themselves by going to a source of water.   Bees and butterflies and moths would be affected.   This is why we tell you to only use DETER-ANT around the base of plants and trees, not on leaves and flowers.

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