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postheadericon Probiotics and vitamins for your dogs and cats

Do you give your dogs and cats probiotics and vitamins? I have always said that diatomaceous earth (DE) is good for every one and everything. Not only is diatomaceous earth good for our health.. but it is also wonderful to keep our pets healthy too….. adding a bit more to the DE makes it even better.

When giving your dogs and cats DE please keep in mind that you should follow the EXACT same procedure when giving your pets DE as you do yourself…. YOU START OUT SLOWLY…. SLOWLY increasing the amount that you give your pets. Always being very sure that you offer lots and lots of fresh clean water…..

We talk a lot about the wonderful benefits of using diatomaceous earth for ourselves.. and it is also good  for your dogs and our cats… as well as the many other critters. Those that can be found on a farm and those in the wild too. I have a wildlife re-habilitator that uses DE on many of the sick and injured animals that she gets in.

Earth Works Health has a new product that is made especially for dogs and cats. It is 90% DE but the other 10% contains several nutrients to enhance the health of your dog or cat. They have added the probiotic Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Digestive Enzymes, Yeast Culture, Multi-Vitamins and Chelated Trace Minerals. This product is called Pro Pet Powder.

In this 1 pound container of Pro Pet Powder there are approximately 120 tablespoons. If you have a large dog and are using a tablespoon a day, this is a 4 month supply. Another fact is if feeding to a cat or small dog, this is up to a years supply! There is a scoop included in the package. Compare this product to other big name brands at half the cost! Pro Pet Powder is a specialty pet product you can find out more by clicking here…… Also on that page check out the Natural Dog Treats made using DE.

postheadericon Shelter Dogs, Kongs, Peanut Butter and Stupid People

We have a wonderful animal shelter here in our community. For many years it was not like that..I would drive by it quickly because of the horror stories I had heard about the place. Over the years the staff and many volunteers have worked hard to over come the bad reputation that haunted them from the past.

On a typical day the shelter will have about 100 dogs…. Plus about 75 cats. A very generous donor bought Kongs enough for EACH of the dogs at the shelter.. as well as enough peanut butter to stuff in them with jars left over for more stuffing.

If you can picture this…. there were about 100 Kongs in several different sizes….. as well as a whole lot of volunteers on hand to stuff them with peanut butter… the place was hopping with out of the ordinary activity…. The Kongs were all finally stuffed so let the treats begin… What a fun thing to do and not only that but it was being live streamed on Facebook…..

Ok Ok Ok..maybe it is just me…BUT… I have spent some time at the shelter… I know that it is a noisy place. There are all sorts of pups there.. big ones, little ones, shy ones, you name it.. at any given time your able to find a very wide range of dogs…..

I had to shut off the live stream of these dogs getting these wonderful treats…. The dogs were loving it. The volunteers were getting such a good feeling out of doing something so nice for these pups…. I had to shut it off because of the IDIOTS people posting STUPID STUPID comments while it was streaming live.

Stupid as in…  So these dogs are in these small cages because you are giving them treats?
You have these dogs in these cages while their play area is being cleaned?
Why do you have so many dogs?
Is someone coming to take this dog home?

The STUPID comments were endless…. These people must have no clue what a dog shelter is. All I could think of was these are the same people that think dogs and cats are disposable….Just drop them at the shelter and someone will adopt them… they will have food, water companionship and a place to play. There will be other dogs there to keep them company.

I just wanted to scream at the stupidity at some of the comments that were being posted. Many were RUDE.. Many people were commenting on the stupid comments.. it was awful….The next morning the Video had been taken down…..

What started out to show off a wonderful gesture of kindness turned ugly…..
Please Adopt… Don’t Shop!.. and get them Spayed and Neutered…

 

 

 

 

postheadericon Another pet food recall

Another pet food recall this morning…. Over the past couple of weeks the number of recalls has been unreal… Not only dog food but cat food and rabbit pellets.

The brands that have recalled their product because it may contain the drug Pentobarbital are especially troubling to me…. I kept thinking what in the world would that drug be doing in a plant that makes food for dogs and cats…. WHY WOULD IT BE THERE?…. All I could think of was some crazy employee seeking revenge…. After reading more about it.. I no longer think that is the case.

No one likes to talk about or think about where the food that we buy in cans to feed our four legged friends come from but I think it might be time to have a grown up conversation about it.

Now I will admit I do not in any way suggest I know the answers but that Pentobarbital came from some where….. If not a disgruntled employee, it must be coming form what the food is being made of.

If a pet food contains “animal byproduct meal” that could be any animal that is not a bird and it might be in that food … Including animals that had been euthanized… and Pentobarbital is a barbituate that is commonly used for euthanasia….. So that is probably the way it is getting into the food that is making our pets sick.

A couple of years ago I was in our local farmers co-op picking up some sunflower seeds and the gal from the dog rescue where I got one of my dogs from was in buying dog food. We got to chatting about how my adopted dog was working out and about dog food. She asked what I was feeding her and I told her I feed all my dogs lamb and rice.. both dry as well as canned. She asked, “but what kind”. I told her I always buy Purina. Well she about had heart failure that I was such a terrible person to feed my pups such a horrible brand….. The very next week.. the food that she was buying was recalled. Go Figure.

I have been hearing much about feeding those 4 legged fur balls a raw food diet… and with all of the recalls lately I have been paying closer attention. I have found a book that pretty much explains what you need to know about switching your dog to a homemade raw food diet…. It is especially good for those who are fence sitters…..You can read more about it here…. Learn How to Add Years to Your Dog’s Life by Thomas Sandberg. For the last 15 years Sandberg has followed a group of dogs (80) fed a diet of raw homemade food. The results are amazing.

Sandberg is on a mission to help dogs live longer healthier lives

postheadericon How To Keep Peafowls, Peacocks And Peahens

Peacocks
Peacocks…. Aren’t they beautiful? We have neighbors that raise them. At the moment one of the females has several babies following along behind. She is such a good mommy. They grow up quickly…but they are such fun to watch.

They have the run of the entire place in a fenced in yard. Perfect surroundings to live in. Over the past few mornings we have awoken to several of them visiting our backyard. Though we enjoy them being here I always chase them back to their own home so they won’t get out by the road and get hit by a car. All I have to do is clap my hands and they scurry back to their own home……. They take flight for only a moment to get over the fence.

Peafowl is the term used for peacocks and peahens, they are members of the pheasant family. Most people use the term peacock incorrectly, The peacock is actually only the male bird… and the female is call a peahen, the babies are called peachicks. It is sort of like chickens, the male is referred to as the rooster or cock and the female is known as the hen.. and of course their babies are chicks.

Breeding or mating season is such a display. The male will show off his beautiful body to attract the very best mate possible. Below is a video of the male as well as the female showing off.

You really don’t need a whole lot of space to raise peafowl but you do need some. These magnificent creatures needs space to not only show off their beautiful plumage but also to strut their stuff.

I am sure that you have heard the term.. ” Proud as a Peacock”…… Just watching these beautiful birds for a few minutes you will know exactly what that term means. The peacock is the National bird of India.

If you are interested in raising peafowl I can highly recommend this wonderful eBook called
How To Keep Peafowls, Peacocks And Peahens
Discover How To Keep, Care For, Raise And Breed Peafowls, Peacocks And Peahens For Your Own Pleasure. How To Keep Peafowls, Peacocks And Peahens Complete Owner’s Guide Is A Comprehensive Guide To Help Any Bird Fancier To Owning Their First Peacock.

Here’s a peak at what is inside the book!
Common questions people have about peacocks and keeping them.

It’s full of up to date and sound advice and answers to all your questions – including some you didn’t even know you had! Common questions people have about peacocks and keeping them

  • Do peacocks make good pets? Yes they do!

  • Can peacocks live in cold climates? Yes they can. blue peacock

  • How long to peacocks live? You’ll be surprised at the answer.

  • What are the different varieties of peacocks? Yes, they are outlined in the book.

  • How many feathers are in a peacock’s tail?

  • How long does a peacock’s train of tail feathers get?

  • How easy is it to care for a peacock? Easy Peacock care is covered in the book.

  • What size yard do I need to keep a peacock?

  • How to chose a peacock and where to buy them. Read bout this in the book.

  • What is the best breed to buy? Indian Blue Peafowl, Blue Peafowl or India
    Peafowl, Green Peafowl, Burmese Green, Indo-Chinese Green, Java Green, Spaulding, Pied (color mutation colored feathers with white), Silver Pied, Cameo, Purple, Buford Bronze, Opal, Charcoal, Peach, Midnight, Pure White and many other varieties and types.

    white peacock

    • Do I buy and adult peacock or chicks? Find out which is best for you.

    • How do I know if a breeder of peacocks is selling me a healthy bird and what else do I look for when buying chicks and adult birds? This is all described in detail.

    • What permits and housing do I need for my peacock? Listed in the book.

    •  What do I use to make a pen for my peacocks? Read how to build a pen inside the book.

    • Does my peacock need a roost? And how do I build one? Find out how to build a simple to construct peacock roost too.indian peacock

    • What do I need to bring my peacock home? Simple travel tips for your peacock after you purchase it in order to safely bring it home to your yard.

    • In depth care and feeding of your peacock is covered.

    • Do I need to clip the wings of my peacock? Find out how to do it too.

    • Read about proper worming, vaccinations and how to give oral medication.

    • Simple directions on how to give a peacock an injection.

    • Diseases and their treatments are covered in detail in the book. In depth descriptions and proper care and quarantine.

    • Proper care and feeding of your peacock is all covered in detail.

    • Find out the best supplements to boost your peacock growth. keeping and owning peacocks and peafowls

    • Care and feeding of pea chicks. Read about how to take care of chicks too.

    • Peafowls as pets, find out how to socialize your peacock.

    • Nesting and breeding and care of eggs for incubation recommendations.

    • Benefits of owning a peacock include: they are beautiful, quiet, easy-to-care-for, inexpensive to feed and will alert you to intruders!

    • Can I make money raising peacocks? Yes, peacock raising can be profitable. 

  • This book is very well written and extremely informative. Read more about how to raise and breed peacocks for profit inside the book! Click link below to read even more about it.

    How To Keep Peafowls, Peacocks And Peahens
    Discover How To Keep, Care For, Raise And Breed Peafowls, Peacocks And Peahens For Your Own Pleasure. How To Keep Peafowls, Peacocks And Peahens Complete Owner’s Guide Is A Comprehensive Guide To Help Any Bird Fancier To Owning Their First Peacock.

postheadericon Daddy, Why do you have to shoot Bambi?

I am one of those crazy critter people.. I always have been. When I was a little girl my father would go out hunting for deer to fill the freezer. Where I lived people waited all year for it to be deer season.

During this season you would see dead deer being hauled around on car hoods, trunks and roof tops. It was not uncommon to see many such cars gather at the local watering hole and inside stories were being swapped about the big one that got away.

In the near by towns there was always a Tell Tale Pole that would have gutted deer hanging from it. People were always looking for a place to show off their prize from their hunt… Many times it turned into a pissing match…. Mine is bigger than yours. Does as well as bucks were strung up during this season.

Being the animal lover that I was and of course having seen Bambi many times I was never able to understand why such an act could bring such pleasure to so many. My dad would bring home his kill and mom would take a picture of him and his buck… my dad didn’t believed in shooting a doe.

Every year it was the same thing…and every year I always asked the same question… “Daddy, why do you have to shoot Bambi?”…

One winter I was riding on the back of the snowmobile being driven by my dad. We were going through the woods to get to our hunting camp. The snow was especially deep this winter and we were not going very fast. My dad must of spotted something out of the corner of his eye because we turned around and went back through that heavy deep snow. He went behind a down tree and pointed to the ground and said, “That is why we hunt deer.” Lying before me almost covered entirely with snow was a deer that had obviously starved to death.

To this day I can still see that poor creature that was nothing but skin and bones lying in front of me. I am crying now as I write this… just the way I cried when I saw that deer lying at me feet starved to death.

My father taught me a very valuable lesson that day… The thought of how that poor deer and many others like it had suffered during that cold harsh winter in search of food and not finding enough to keep them alive is so heart wrenching to me.

That lesson was taught to me over 50 years ago. I still hate to hear people talk about hunting, shooting and killing deer. But I really hate to see the deer strung up on Tell Tale Poles… those make me want to puke. But I know that it is indeed necessary …. We have always heard that a picture is worth 1000 words.. well the picture that I still have in my head even after all these years is one of those lessons that you will never forget and I learned it from my father on a very cold harsh winter day.

postheadericon How Much Should Your Brush Your Dog’s Coat?

Dog-Hair-BrushingSharda Baker has a wonderful eBook about Dog Grooming. Taking your dog to the groomers can get to be expensive. Learning to groom your own dog in the comfort of your own home will not only save you a lot of money over the years but it can be such a wonderful bonding experience for both you and your dog. Grooming your own dog really isn’t that hard if you have a bit of guidance.

Below you will find a copy of the news letter from Shandra about Brushing your Dog’s coat.
You can find out more about her Dog Grooming Secrets by <<CLICKING HERE>>

Before addressing how to brush your dog and sorting out the problem of matting, it is necessary to figure out exactly how often you should brush your dog and when you should do so.

It should be a part of your dog grooming and should have always the right dog grooming tool which is the brush for dogs.

There are so many rumors and myths around grooming practices that it really does get confusing from time to time about what you are supposed to be doing with your dog and this especially applies to brushing.

Some say that you should only brush your dog once a week or so but in actual fact you can brush them as often as you like. Brushing does not strip anything from the skin at all.

In fact, it helps it to evenly redistribute the natural oils produced to keep your dog’s coat in top condition. Regular brushing also prevents tangles and matting, removing dirt and making the rest of the grooming process a whole lot easier. Furthermore, it can help to boost your dog’s blood circulation and that can only be a good thing.

There are so many benefits of brushing your dog that it is hard to keep up with all of them but it is easy to figure out how often you should brush your dog with a little help. For example, a dog that is used to grooming and has a smooth coat may only need brushing once a week.

However, a long coated dog that is prone to tangles should be brushed at least once every other day. Again, it is all dependent on the coat type in terms of the minimum brushing requirements but if you want to brush more often then that is completely your decision.

When you are trying to get your dog used to brushing then it should be a part of a daily routine. It is first necessary to introduce your dog to the brush by showing it and then rewarding your dog for not attacking it. This should occur regularly over the course of a couple of days.

After that, you should brush your dog daily, especially if you have a puppy. The sooner your dog gets used to it and accepts it as an essential part of the daily routine, the sooner he or she will begin to like it and see it as time spent petting and fussing with you.

It has to be a positive experience but you must be firm with your dog because the longer brushing is left alone, the more likely it is to hurt and come across as a negative experience.

There are some general brushing recommendations when your dog is used to brushing every day and they are as follows:

Short haired dogs – Once a week
Thick or coarse coated dogs – Two to three times a week
Long coated dogs – Once a day or every other day
Shedding dogs – Daily to remove loose hair and minimize shedding

There is one incidence in which you should break the above guidelines and brush more than once a day. You should be sure to brush your dog both before and after having a bath. There are many reasons for that but the main one is to save your dog unnecessary pain.

If you remove tangles before the bath then your fingers will not pull them during the bath. Brushing after will remove any that occurred during bathing and improve the condition of the coat.

Groom your dog like a PRO.. with this eBook>>>> Dog Grooming Secrets

postheadericon My Feral Dog Named Joy

DSCN0075 My little beagle, named “Joy” is the closest thing to a feral dog that I will ever have. I chased her around my area for almost 3 weeks in the bitter cold of a January winter in Michigan. It was the winter of 2014 and it was the worse I can ever remember. We had several days in a row of 20 degree… and then we had wind on top of that….. And of course we had lots and lots of SNOW.  Needless to say it was not fit for anyone to be out in that weather…. especially a little beagle that had no idea where she was.. and was to scared to ask for help.

Hubby was the first to spot “Joy”…. She was walking down the road by our house…. a lady was out shoveling her snow so hubby asked her if that was her dog. She told him no and that dog had been around her house for a few days but it wouldn’t come to anyone. It just walks around in huge circles. Several of the neighbors had tried to get it to safety and warmth but that pup would have no part of it.   Hubby told the lady not to worry he would send his wife back to get the dog.

Hubby must think I am a miracle working because that was a task much easier said than done. This little dog wanted no part of me what so ever… I was able to get close enough to see how scared it was and also how cold it was… but that was about it.

I have a community page for my area so I posted about this little dog and asked everyone to please be on the lookout for a little beagle. If you are able to capture it please let me know and I will come and get it. Well that started it all…… This little dogs was spotted by many people from all over the area…. but no one was able to capture it. The weather continued to be cold and the wind continued to howl.. all I could think of was this poor little darling out there by itself. I will admit I thought of little else. My heart was breaking. Every now and then over the next 2 weeks someone would post that the beagle had been spotted and I would go out in search of this little darling. But I was never able to see her.

Then for at least a solid week no one posted anything about the pup that I was so desperate to catch and take care of. I of course was thinking the worse, after all how long could a little dog be out there by itself with no food, no water and no shelter? It was heart breaking to think about.

One morning my neighbor from across the street called…. she asked me if I was still looking for that little beagle… YOU BET I WAS.. I was so happy to hear that the baby I was so worried about had been spotted, I could hardly keep my emotions in check.

The pup was not at the house next door to me but at the house next to that one…. walking in circles around their frozen over pond…… Food and water was put out for this little beagle. They were able to watch the little dogs comings and goings from the inside of their house.. but the moment the door opened this pup was GONE…… We watched from the garage at what this pup was doing and she would walk in circles around the house over and over and over again… each circle getting a bit smaller… then she made a bee line to join their dog in it’s kennel….. grabbing a bit of food and a drink of water before it froze. The little beagle snuggled up to their big dog for a brief moment as if she had done it many times before….. They had no idea the kennel even had a hole in it…. let alone 2 other ways to escape as well.

Can you imagine… I am the one who had been searching for this little darling and she had been spotted by many others all over the area… and she was so close… only 2 doors down from me. No telling how long she had been there… but now that I knew where she was the next challenge was to capture her and take her to safety and warmth.

Over the next 3 days I used lots of cut up chicken pieces as treats.. and I sat outside in that horrible weather. NOTHING was going to allow me to give up on that little beagle that I had thought about so much. And was so close to but yet still so far from…

Finally as if by magic I was able to grab it by it’s collar and I held on with all my might. I put that scared pup in the car where she went absolutely CRAZY… did I care… NO WAY! I was so happy to of won this battle. But of course the next challenge would be to drive home and then to get this terrified pup out of the car and into the house to a waiting crate….. Piece of cake……!

When we got home I took off the collar it had on… the skin/fur on her neck just unfolded. Someone had put the collar on so tight I was surprised she was able to breath. I replaced it with another one that was much better suited for the little darling. She was now at home locked in the crate where it was warm safe and dry… and full dishes of food and water…. And of course my dogs checking out the new addition from the other side of the crate… I left the little beagle alone to relax and hopefully enjoy the food and water and a warm good nights sleep. Something that I was certain it had not had in at least the last 3 weeks since I had been trying to capture it. No telling how long she had been out there before I tried to catch her.

I too slept that night with the most wonderful feeling of accomplishment….. I named her “Joy”.

That has been almost 2 years ago. To this day my little Joy still walks in circles…. We have to walk/run 3 times around the inside of the house before we come to the door to be hooked up to the tether to go outside. No, she is not allowed to run free… I fear she may leave me and never come back… Deep down I really don’t think that to be true but I am not going to take any chances what so ever. NONE! We go for a walk everyday in the late afternoon and we walk/run around the outside of the house 3 times before we are content to come back inside.. To me Joy has whatever is equivalent to a child having ADD.

A couple of weeks ago I left for a few days and Hubby told me that Joy sat in the bedroom and howled for hours.. it was only after he went in and turned on the TV and put pillows under the covers as if it were me lying in bed did the little darling stop howling…. I almost cut my trip short to return home….. When I got back home it was the very first time that Joy came to me. I cried I was so overwhelmed with emotion.

I can’t begin to tell you what  pleasure my “Joy” has brought to me. She is without a doubt the closest thing I will ever have to a feral dog. I have no idea where she came from. I am not sure that she was abused or just unsocialized….. But the tight collar leads me to believe that whom ever had her didn’t have the patience that was needed to see what a beautiful little girl this angel was. As all beagles, my little girl Joy has the sweetest face….Seems hard to believe that someone could of ever been mean or mistreated this sweet little girl.

Even though my little darling is still a challenge… I couldn’t love her more if I tried. When it is time for bed…. she forgets everything about being afraid and simply crawls under the covers and gets as close to me as she possible can….. My Little Girl Joy…. the sweet little beagle that won my heart.

postheadericon Do Dogs Really “SEE” With Their Noses?

I am sure you have seen dogs sniff at things… Some dogs sniff more than others. It is fun to watch how my 4 dogs take in all of the different smells. 3 of my dogs just as so so at sniffing the different things. My precious little Joy is the one that has a wonderful sense of smell and has to SMELL EVERYTHING in sight. When she is out on a walk you can just see her chasing what ever had been in the area before. My Joy is a beagle and many of that bread of gotten themselves into trouble with their great sense of smell.

Here is a wonderful video that I found very interesting… It describes how dogs see with their noses.
I am sure you will find it as interesting as I did.. Enjoy!

 

postheadericon A good use for horse poop!

horse-1075524__180When you live on a farm your bound to have poop from your animals. I am sure many of you know that cow poop or manure makes a wonderful fertilizer…. Collecting and spreading the manure around not only helps with the disposals of it but it seeps back into the ground to add value to the soil. But what about horse poop or manure?

Although there is a wide range of weights among horses depending on the breed, an average adult riding horse weighs approximately 900 – 1,100 pounds. A horse that size produces around 8 to 9 tons; or between 16,000 and 18,000 pounds of manure every year. That’s a lot of horse manure.

What is done with that manure? One option for disposal is to haul it to a landfill site, but that is not an eco-friendly option and some landfills will not accept horse manure. The best option is to spread the horse manure on land so it decomposes quickly, or to compost it and then use it to improve soil quality.

One problem with using horse manure to fertilize ground is that many people use sawdust or wood chips as bedding in horse stalls. When the stalls are cleaned, the dirty sawdust or wood chips as well as the manure are removed. While the horse manure itself is a good fertilizer, the sawdust and wood chips are not crop friendly. That’s because when wood breaks down in the soil a nitrogen deficiency occurs, which stunts the growth of crops. To combat this problem, a nitrogen fertilizer can be added to the soil after horse manure is spread on it; or a nitrogen fertilizer can be added to the horse manure and sawdust or wood shavings mixture before being added to the soil.

A great way to use horse manure is to add it to a compost pile. When adding the manure to a compost pile, any sawdust and wood chips present in the manure are okay. They are a good “brown” component to compost. It takes about six months for the manure, sawdust or wood chips, and any other materials added to the compost pile to completely break down and become what many people call “black gold.”

To make a compost pile with horse manure as one of the components, layer it with green compost items. Many experts suggest alternating layers of brown and green compost items because you need sources of both carbon (brown items) and nitrogen (green items) in your compost pile. Brown items such as horse manure, wood chips, and sawdust are great sources of carbon. A few good sources of nitrogen (the green items) for a compost pile include: green leaves, fresh grass clippings, the scraps from raw fruits and vegetables, and coffee grounds. Yes, coffee grounds are brown, but for the purposes of compost they are considered a green item because they provide the compost pile with nitrogen.

Because the compost pile is a living thing, it needs water and air to thrive. Your compost pile should be turned each week, adding water as needed to keep the compost pile damp. You’ll know the process of breaking down has completed when the compost material is dark and crumbly and fresh smelling.

Once the horse manure and other materials have turned into the “black gold” I mentioned a little earlier in this article, it’s finally time to put the black gold to good use. While compost isn’t officially considered a fertilizer, it contains nutrients that are great for plants and soil. Some good ways to use your horse manure compost are: as mulch for garden plants and around landscaping; as a soil improvement component for sandy soil; as a soil improvement for clay soil; and as a material to help control erosion.

Now you know that horse manure, that smelly waste product from a beloved animal, is a useful by product that is environmentally friendly.

Here is a site about The Business & Biology Of Raising Composting Worms.. I found it a great addition to this post.

postheadericon Ants Ants Ants.. Everywhere I Look There Are Ants

ant_55940I have never seen so many ants before. Do you have more ants at your house this year too? We had another very COLD winter, just like we did last year but we didn’t have all these ants last spring like we do this year. They are everywhere.

Not only am I seeing lots of ants outside but they were inside as well. You know I really don’t care if they are outside… they don’t seem to do any damage.. they are all just busy building ant hills, but I draw the line when they come in the house. I don’t want ants in the house!

Someone should of told them to skip my house if they think they are going to take up residence inside with me. I have a silent ant killer… It has no color, no odor, it is a non-poisonous powder that has the consistency of flour… heck they don’t even know they are stepping in it…but it is a real ant killer.

In fact it doesn’t kill just ants but it kills all of those crawly bugs that I can’t stand when they are in the house….. My ant killer is one of Mother Natures Best Kept Secrets…. It has been around for at least a zillion years… it is diatomaceous earth. I sprinkle it around where the ants are and when I come back about 20 minutes later I can sweep up dead ants….. Next time I come back I can sweep up more dead ants.

Of course it would be great if your able to find where they are coming from and start at the source. It is not a poison so the little buggers do have to come in contact with the powder. They are not able to build up a resistance to it since it does not work the way most ant killers do.. .Diatomaceous earth kills those buggers by slicing them and they dehydrate….. Way Cool.

But… what is even cooler is… I kill those ants and then I eat it for my good health. I also feed it to my dogs and my cats for their good health too…. You can Eat My Dirt….
Food Grade Perma-Guard Diatomaceous Earth… Gotta Love this wonderful product direct from Mother Nature.