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Q.Can Diatomaceous earth be used in a compost bin safely

Zone 7-8 | Jammajo added on September 4, 2014 | Answered

Our compost bin attracts cockroaches and it is becoming a problem.

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Answered on September 5, 2014

Diatomaceous earth works by cutting the bugs when they crawl over it or ingest it. If you spray it around the outside of your compost pile, it might work. Here's some thoughts on diatomaceous earth: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/diatomaceous-earth-insect-control.htm
Also, here are some more approaches to pest control for the compost: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/diatomaceous-earth-insect-control.htm

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