The active ingredients in the most common chemical flea and tick topical products contain ingredients such as imidacloprid, fipronil, permethrin, methoprene, and pyriproxyfen, all of which have caused serious health problems in animals in laboratories. Powders, collars, and sprays—may be no less dangerous to you or your companion animals. Immediate effects of pesticide overdose include vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, seizures, and respiratory problems.
All pesticides sold in the United States are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA only “registers” pesticides. It does not test, nor approve of any product for insecticidal uses. However, the EPA does dictate languages that MUST appear on the ALL pesticide labels, regardless of whether they are safe or benign.
Earth’s NaturalTM’s Pest Powder is 100% food-grade diatomaceous earth. It contains no chemicals, toxins or additives. Diatomaceous earth kills by physical action, not chemical. The tiny diatoms scratch off the insect's waxy coating, and dehydrate it. Fleas cannot become immune to its action. Fleas come in contact with the powder and die within 48 hours. Can safely be sprinkled on pet bedding and rugs. For permanent results, remove source of fleas. Diatomaceous earth is not poison but is drying to the skin. Wash hands immediately after use.
Ingredients: Food-grade diatomaceous earth
Usage: Apply full strength by rubbing into animal's coat. Use 1 oz.on small dogs and cats. Use 2 oz. on medium and large dogs. Avoid getting dust in animal's eyes. Avoid inhalation. Reapply every 3 days or as needed. Remove source of fleas for permanent results. Do not use on puppies or kittens under 12 weeks of age. Consult a veterinarian before using on debilitated, aged, medicated, pregnant or nursing animals.