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Our Perma Guard Diatomaceous Earth has no expiration date! It is already been fossilized as shell remains on the bottoms of fresh water lake beds thousands of years old.
Diatomaceous earth is the remains of microscopic one-celled plants called diatoms that lived in the oceans and lakes that once covered the western part of the US and other parts of the world. Classified as a prehistoric algae, they are like the grass of the oceans, rivers and lakes and were fed upon by the oceans early grazers.
RECOMMENDED DAILY RATES: Kittens – 1/2 teaspoon
Cats – 1 teaspoon
Puppies – 1/2 to 1 tsp.
Dogs under 35 lbs. – 1 teaspoon
Dogs over 35 lbs. – 1 tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs. – 2 tablespoons
Cattle, Dairy Cows, & Hogs – 2% of dry feed ration
Chickens – 5% in feed
Goats & Sheep – 2% in grain
Horses – 1/2 to 1 cup in daily ration
*Humans – 1 to 2 heaping tablespoons daily
Most dose by mixing food grade diatomaceous earth in a glass of water before bed or first thing in the morning, well before breakfast, to allow diatomaceous earth time to move through and absorb toxins from one’s digestive tract without interfering or absorbing nutrients from foods or liquids.
EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS FOR LIVESTOCK, BARNS, COOPS, KENNELS, & LITTER BOXES:
Use DE throughout the barn, coops, pastures, and grazing areas. It keeps flies from laying eggs and developing. It is excellent in the fowl coops – on the ground, in nesting/dusting boxes, brans and coops to prevent lice and mites.
Apply to kennel areas to help reduce odors, and especially if moist in the area to dry.
It will keep your kitty litter box dryer too
A small amount of food grade DE applied to livestock water keeps algae from growing on hot summer days.
Our Perma Guard is great for compost piles, to prevent breeding, control odors and keep the disease and toxins down!
If you are building a new home, or structure apply our DE on the inside of the walls, in the attic, and other areas. Prevent any pesky critters from starting up. Apply to baseboards, where floor meets wall, under appliances, inside cabinets and drawers, inside wall outlets, lightly in carpeting, and anywhere you might be having or at some point have an insect problem.
YARD, GARDEN, & LANDSCAPE APPLICATIONS:
DE’s minerals are great for the yard and gardens. DE has a pH of 8.0 so alkalizes the soil.
OUTDOOR CRITTERS AFFECTED: Ants, carpenter ants, fire ants, caterpillars, fleas, ticks, bed bugs, cockroaches, snails, spiders, termites, scorpions, silver fish, lice, mites, flies, centipedes, earwigs, slugs, aphids, Japanese beetles (grub stage), bed bugs, fruit flies, beetles, tree borers, stink bugs, squash vine borers, thrips, loopers, and much more!
Perma Guard diatomaceous earth contains 15 trace minerals including: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc iron, phosphorus, selenium, and more
After a couple weeks use people constantly note shinier coats, better health, production, and even more positive attributes in their animals and self who are fed food grade diatomaceous earth regularly.
FLY CONTROL: Sprinkle DE on livestock when flies are present. Dust barns, and coops, after animals have been through to reduce flies and breeding. When you feed it to dogs, cats, and livestock it comes out in the manure and prevents flies from growing in the waste.
GRAIN STORAGE & PROTECTION: Since it is “food grade”, makes no difference in taste or cooking quality, yet adds 15 trace minerals but will remove any bugs.
Suggested grain storage use: 1 cup of DE will protect 50 lb’s of grain — 5 cups.
DETOX & CLEANSING BENEFITS: Food grade diatomaceous earth has been reported in scientific literature to absorb methyl mercury, e-coli, endotoxins, viruses (including poliovirus), organophosphate pesticide residues, drug resides, and more! It detoxifies the body.
There are some features about Perma Guard that correspond with its ability as both a digestive aid, a colon cleanser and cholesterol reducer. The honeycomb skeletal form of diatomaceous earth is found to reveal a tendency to become filled and clogged with hard debris such as yucky intestinal scale.
· Dehydrates internal & external worms and parasites;
· Controls bugs: fleas, flies, ants, bed bugs, ticks, mites, lice, aphids, silverfish, spring tails, etc.;
· 15 trace minerals – healthy & natural for animals, humans, plants, and soil;
· No feed withdrawal for milk or feed animals;
· Decreased disease and infection;
· Decreased mortality;
· Better feed conversion;
· Helps detox heavy metals, e-coli, bacteria, viruses, etc.;
· Promotes shinier coats, skin, nails, hair;
· Digestive aid;
· Colon cleanser;
· Helps stop feces, dirt, and rock eating;
· Better production;
· Eliminates pests in stored grains;
· Reduces odor;
· Drying agent;
· Reduces moisture content;
· Anti-fungal properties – good for gardens & ponds;
· Reduces overall stress;
· Cost effective; and
· DE means a reduction in vet bills, feed bills, and disease; and increase in health.
1kg. / 2.2 lbs. $19.95
2kg. / 4.4lbs. $34.95
22.7kg. / 50 lbs. $74.95
Perma Guard DE is Health Canada, as well USDA, FDA & EPA approved. Its the purest form worldwide, and a top seller. Perma guard is not comparable to big box Home depot, Canadian tire or home hardware DE brands. It dissolves in water in 30 seconds!
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For utmost healthy living our brand of Perma-Guard Food Grade Fossil Shell Flour Diatomaceous Earth is superior being the highest quality available, greater than 99.5 percent amorphous silica and less than 1/2 percent crystalline silica jump starting your immune system as well as removing all the junk from your colon, respiratory tract, and even mind. The popularity of this product is the result of word-of-mouth testimonials from the most health conscious people worldwide who are enthusiastic and passionate enough to share the results, allow us to bring and distribute the product here to you here in British Columbia; and it has especially been gaining popularity since the past couple years of saving many of current and future disease. People, pets, and even some of the livestock we know are using this all natural product for a cleanse, detox, or most importantly healthy living habit with benefits unlike any-thing you will ever experience so read on, contact us today and exceed in improving life unimaginably this easy.
Food grade DE is the easiest and best way to flush the body’s digestive system and remove toxins as well as other parasites from the digestive tract, respiratory system. It can cleanse the digestive system due to its’ small size and shape and under a microscope looks similar to tiny shards of glass except not harmful. These tiny edges of DE scrape away bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide and drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals from walls the digestive tract, as well as insides and are especially helpful for elderly, construction and trades workers, or those in and around chemicals for long periods of time during life like most of us are.
A small amount of Diatomaceous Earth gets absorbed into the blood stream. As these cylinders move through out the body they clean and breakup buildups in the blood vessels and also the destroy bad fats. Everyone that we know that is taking Diatomaceous Earth has lowered their cholesterol by 40-50 points. Some of the many other benefits include: stronger bones, teeth, and nails, improved skin health, improved joint health, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol, among many other things you will have a hard time finding any negative effects since previously it has been used heavily in storing grains, so don’t worry you are probably already eating lots of DE every time you eat any bread, pasta or other grain based food.
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0.5kg. / 1.1 lbs. $16.95
1kg. / 2.2 lbs. $19.95
2kg. / 4.4lbs. $34.95
22.7kg. / 50 lbs. $74.95
Residents of an impoverished area of Vancouver were infested with bed bugs carrying antibiotic-resistant bacteria, said researchers today Wednesday May 11th, 2011, and warn doctors to watch out for the potential problem.
A letter in todays issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal Emerging Infectious Diseases reported that two types of drug-resistant bacteria were isolated from bedbugs found on three patients.
The resistant bacteria were methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Christopher Lowe of the University of Toronto and medical microbiologist Marc Romney of Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital suggest bed bugs carrying MRSA could transmit the bacteria during a blood meal. Included is a citation to the full article which is being released in June, here:
“Because of the insect’s ability to compromise the skin integrity of its host, and the propensity for S. aureus to invade damaged skin, bedbugs may serve to amplify MRSA infections in impoverished urban communities,” Lowe and Romney write. The three patients lived in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, which has high rates of homelessness, poverty, HIV/AIDS and injection drug use.
Similar to other cities worldwide, Vancouver has seen an alarming increase in bedbugs, particularly in Downtown Eastside, where 31 per cent of residents have reported infestations, the researchers said.
Likewise, MRSA is also a substantial problem in the neighbourhood, with nearly 55 per cent of skin and soft tissue infections in patients treated at St. Paul’s emergency department showing MRSA, the authors said.
In drug injection users with wound infections, an earlier study showed 43 per cent were colonized or infected with a community-acquired MRSA strain found outside of hospitals.
The study was small with just five bedbugs and very preliminary, but “it’s an intriguing finding” that needs to be further researched, said Romney.
Both resistant strains are often seen in hospitals, and experts have been far more concerned about nurses and other health-care workers spreading the bacteria than insects.
Given the high prevalence of MRSA in hotels and rooming houses in Downtown Eastside, the insects may act as “a hidden environmental reservoir for MRSA and may promote the spread of MRSA in impoverished and overcrowded communities,” the authors said.
So: This could be sticky but is it currently significant?
The authors point out that several research groups have tried in the past to link bedbugs and disease transmission (hepatitis) and failed. They certainly have not proven transmission in this case. But they also say that there is a density of these two organisms in the area where the men live that make it more likely that bedbugs could be involved in diseases pingponging through the neighborhood. First, there’s the high density of bedbug presence, in 31 percent of Downtown Eastside residents. Second, there’s the high prevalence of MRSA, in 58 percent of the skin infections in the St. Paul’s ER. And third, there’s the previously recorded and persistent presence of VRE in in-patients at St. Paul’s.
The US CDC believes that crowding, poor hygiene and skin disruption increase the likelihood of MRSA infection; crowding and poor hygiene are common in homelessness and shelter living, and bedbugs by definition disrupt the skin’s barrier by their bites. Meanwhile, in the ill and hospitalized, VRE frequently causes infections in disrupted skin, such as a surgical incision or a diabetic ulcer.
The authors have commented:
“…These insects may act as a hidden environmental reservoir for MRSA and may promote the spread of MRSA in impoverished and overcrowded communities. Bedbugs carrying MRSA and/or VRE may have the potential to act as vectors for transmission.”
To be clear: The victims here are also the ones who are likely to be most at risk. What this paper says, first of all, is that the substandard living conditions of being poor and homeless make those who are poor and homeless more likely to be vulnerable to yet more dangerous and difficult diseases. As with so many other health disparities in North American society, this is a social justice issue.
But if I am candid, it is also a reminder to the more-privileged rest of us that bedbugs have spread explosively, especially in poor communities, in a manner that is not completely understood, and that they pose a disease-transmission risk that is not yet well-defined.
We can assure you there will be more bed bugs to come and in the mean time I am going to check my box spring…
We fight the small sugar ants very often, and as eco-friendly operators, we rarely spray poison for these little guys because it alone doesn’t work!! Fortunately, we have a few other things that do.
Ant baits are a kind of poison that these ants take back to the nest. In most cases these method’s are not 100% environmentally friendly, but provided the the poison can be kept in good area’s that are close to monitoring (discreet locations: away from water, pets and where they are most effective: inside the ants). This area’s includes areas where kids won’t find them: behind the washer and dryer, for example because ants will most likely go where kids, pets and potential predators can’t. On your own you can search the Internet for boric acid bait recipes or, for not a lot of money we can solve your problem a lot easier and effectively. We do not recommend buying the tiny tin ant baits from home hardware type stores. In the end you will more than likely spend a similar amount to what a professional charges.
Here is a brief take on types, and how to get rid of Sugar Ants:
1) Pavement Ants: Sweet boric acid based ant baits should do the trick for pavement ants over a period of 7-10 days depending on the size of colony and a few other factors. The pavement ant is the most common sugar ant to invade local home and businesses in the area as well as across North America. In different continents sugar ants have different behaviors and the species in Australia where ants, spiders, and termites are in huge numbers pavement ants are amongst the largest insect species known. This being said, you may be familiar with these tiny dark little pavement ants excreting small mounds in the sand near sidewalks, driveways, and sides of buildings. Above is a picture:
2) Pharaoh Ants: Sweet baits, again, should suffice as proper ant control. This ant is particularly obnoxious because of its persistence in getting what it wants, and it will eat just about anything: sugars, proteins, you name it. In some instances, these ants are found in hospitals where sterilization standards are not good. The Pharaoh Ant is often blamed for transferring dangerous bacteria like Staphylococcus and Psuedomonas, according to different medical offices. Again sweet baits placed near trails or high ant traffic areas are the most efficient form of control.
3) Argentine Ants: A combination of protein-based and sweet baits may be effective ant control. It is believed argentine ants were accidentally imported by coffee shipments to New Orleans circa 1891. These little feisty critters have since been destroying North America’s environmental and ecological balance by killing off native ant species, thereby starving the natural predators of these species. They also form a symbiotic relationship with aphids (a common garden pest), tending to and even transporting aphids in return for the sweet secretions the aphids produce. Argentine ants will eat just about anything they can get their grubby hands on, and they are a particularly social species of ant that “teams up” with other colonies nearby. Broadcast baiting with insecticide granules seems to be the most effective way to get rid of argentine ant colonies outside, while sweet baits help to control Argentine Ants inside.