About Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a natural, abrasive powder from the fossilised remains of ancient algal shells called Diatoms or Phytoplankton. The Diatoms living in the waterways absorbed minerals and elements from water enabling them to ‘build‘ their tiny shells. Consequentially, the fossilized remains have captured and contain the 15 trace minerals used to form the shell. As they die the microscopic diatoms drop to the bottom of the waterways and form deposits of sediment. These sedimentary deposits are later mined, milled, dried and bagged creating Diatomaceous Earth or more commonly known as DE. It is widely used internationally for a host of industrial, agricultural and horticultural applications.
Our DEBug Diatomaceous Earth containes no less then 90% percent amorphous silica. As well as a high silica percentage it also contains many essential trace minerals including phosphorous, selenium, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron.
Silica is the most plentiful element on earth, following oxygen; but there are very few foods that contain an adequate amount to supply the quantity your body needs. Silica is crucial to bones, tendons, skin, cartilage and blood vessels. Silica is even located in the blood itself and important organs such as the liver, heart, and lungs.
Mixed with your animals normal feed it promotes improved health, well-being, vitality and productivity when used on a daily basis.
Our Diatomaceous Earth range of products have gained BioGro Organic Certification here in New Zealand. They has been through very complex procedures and audits and is now registered under the following three categories.
- Pest & Disease Management (domestic use only)
- Livestock Feed & Nutrition
The Pest & Disease registration is the first ever done on any Diatomaceous Earth product in New Zealand, and means that our DE is the ONLY Fresh water, Food grade DE to be registered as an organic insecticide for your garden. View our certificate here.