I don't want to start a barrage of OT emails with this post. Just a quick
warnng to be careful
I tried the food grade diatomaceous earth this weekend to try to stop the
fleas. I have all hardwood floors - really old ones, with lots of crevices for
the flea eggs to hide in.
I wore a good sanding mask which blocks small particles. I opened the windows
(as many as I could without danger of the cats getting out).
I sprinkled it in the product on the floors using a sieve. I gently swept it
into the cracks in the floor in my bedroom & hallway. If did not create any
visible dust clouds, etc.
I went outside, took the mask off & sat for a bit.
When I went back inside I could not breath. My mouth immediately became parched
& my throat started closing.
I grabbed some water & went back outside.
I spent the rest of the day with the mask back on washing the floors trying to
get rid of the stuff.
Please be careful. I am a very active, relatively young person. I don't have
breathing issues. This was quite scary.
In addition to the breathing issues, some of it got on my skin & it just
Again, yes, this was the food grade kind.
I know people on this list use it & have no problems. That's great. But if you
have not tried it, please be careful if you do. Try it in a very small area,
I guess I will go back to vacuuming & flea combing.
I may use the rest in the yard since most of the problem seems to be my dog
bringing them in from outside.
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