- Feb 22, 2006
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will gnats do anything to my plant???
Diatomaceous Earth: A fully inert, non-volatile substance sometimes recommended as an alternative to traditional chemical treatments for controlling a number of insects and other pests, including Soil Mealy Bugs. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is made from the skeletal remains of diatoms, a microscopic form of algae. When processed into DE, these skeletal remains form razor-sharp particles which cut into the soft bodies of small insects.Hick said:If you can find a product called "diatomaceous earth", it is fantastic for ridding your grow of any soil/medium dwelling pests. It isn't a poison nor toxic, but should be used with some care.