Diatomaceous Earth Dosage Rates

Recommended dosage rates for animals and livestock

Kittens 1/2 teaspoon per day
Adult Cats    1 teaspoon per day
Puppies    1/2 to 1 teaspoon p/day dependent upon size and breed
Small Dogs under 15kg 1 teaspoon per day
Medium Dogs 15kg – 35kg 1 tablespoon per day
Large Dogs over 35 - 50kg 2 tablespoons per day
Giant Dogs 50kg + 2 heaped tablespoons + per day
Cattle, Dairy Cows, Pigs 2% of dry feed ration per day
Chickens, Pheasants, Quail 5% mixed in feed per day
Goats, Sheep, Alpacas, Llamas 2% in grain per day
Horses, Ponies, Donkeys 1/2 to 1 cup in daily ration
Zoo animals 2% in daily feed
Two legged mammals 1 heaped tablespoons + per day

Recommend dosage rates for plants and crops

5 litre ‘pump up’ type sprayer 20gms or 60mls
15 litre Backpack sprayer 60gms or 180mls
200 litre automatic sprayer
800 - 900 grams
Crop application 
1 – 2.5kg p/acre
10 litre bucket ‘brush on’ 2 cups or 500mls
10 litre watering can  

Recommended dose rates for anti-caking agent / grain protectant

Per volume of grain / product feed 2%

Storage - We recommend you store your DE in an airtight container upon receipt of your shipped product.  DE, water and humidity don't mix from a storage perspective and keeping your DE dry until use will be beneficial to it's efficacy and long term storage.

What our customers say

"A relative looks after one rental property in a block of high density city housing and the block had been infested with bed bugs and cockroaches. Their tenants do not like to use the poison the rest of the block was doused in so they were given some of my Diatomaceous Earth. This was very successful and their children are not poisoned. "

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Adrienne Campton


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