Using diatomaceous earth food grade for my cats?
Asked by: jennifer 4905 views Pest Control
ADMIN: “This was taken from the “diatomaceous earth food grade” flea article on the official blog”
Thank you for sharing all this wisdom!
My cats have fleas for the very first time and I’m completely freaked out! One of my cats snuck out last Saturday while I was entering my house and I didn’t catch him for about a half hour. About 4 days later I noticed him scratching and last night my other two cats started to scratch.
I’ve been inspecting them since the first one started scratching only to find nothing. This morning I thought I might have seen something that resembled what flea dirt is described as and got Frontline Plus from my vet. All three cats have been treated. Unfortunately, I had to go straight to work and haven’t had a chance to vacuum yet and will need to do that this weekend (several times I’m thinking).
When I applied the Frontline Plus on my one cats, I noticed the live fleas came flocking (a few of them). Of course that freaked me out. Well I really want to make sure this doesn’t get out of control and was told it could take 24 – 48 hours to kill the fleas currently on my cats. I like the idea of using DE as I’m paranoid that something else will be too toxic (such as borax).
Is it safe to use diatomaceous earth food grade for my cats (leave DE on the carpets for a day). It’s just me to tackle this and with work and all my obligations, I want to make sure that they will be okay if I put DE down. I don’t have a lot of options for taking my cats away from our home, so I’m thinking DE is the way to go. Also, do you know if I should be combing my cats after the Frontline application? I did stop and buy a flea comb for my cat on my way home from work just in case. Any thoughts, or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Have a great weekend!