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Diatomaceous Earth, is it in Bisquick? Does Bisquick contain Diatomaceous Earth? Does Bisquick have Diatomaceous Earth in it?

So I read all over the place that diatomaceous earth is a good way to stop pests. I guess the deal is that it is small fossilized plants and it slices the exoskeleton of bugs that walk across it and then they bleed to death (not a pleasant way to go).

One thing I find interesting is that a lot of sites claim that Bisquick, and other mixes, contain diatomaceous earth (DE) as a pest control.

This site for example on How to keep bugs from entering my house http://howtokeepbugsfromenteringmyhouse.blogspot.com/

Or this one http://www.internet-grocer.net/diatome.htm

So I wrote Bisquick an email because I’m curious if this is true or not?

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2 Responses

  1. Let us all know their reply!

  2. Hey all DE is made of very, very small particle of glass. Yes, Glass.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

    “Natural freshwater diatomaceous earth is used in agriculture for grain storage as an anti-caking agent, as well as insecticide.[5] It is approved by the US Department of Agriculture as a feed supplement.

    It is also used as a neutral anthelmentic (de-wormer). Some farmers add it to their livestock and poultry feed to improve the health of animals.[6] “Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth” is widely available in agricultural feed supply stores. It is acceptable as organic feed additive for livestock.”

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