How to Kill Bugs on Fruit Trees with Diatomaceous Earth

How to Kill Bugs on Fruit Trees with Diatomaceous Earth


Welcome to another episode of Home and Garden
Innovations with Russel Smith. Today I’m going to talk about using diatomaceous
earth DE-sect HG diatomaceous earth insecticide to kill bugs on trees. So here I have an orange tree that has been getting hit by worms. So the worms have come in and have eaten the
leaves. You can see all the leaves look like something
came in and terrorized the place. So what were going to do, I’m going to mix
this one gallon of water to one pound of DE-sect HG then I’m going to spray the tree. The leaves, the trunk of the tree up the base. DE-sect HG is effective against worms, slugs, earwigs, caterpillars, snails… So what we’re going to do is put it all over
this tree so when the bugs come and they get into it and they walk through it, they slide through
it. It’s going to get all over their body. What happens is the DE-sect HG is specially formulated diatomaceous earth that it effectively kills the bugs without
harming the tree. It dries out the exoskeleton of the bug, killing
it by dehydration. It’s safe, it’s effective, and it natural. And in rain storm, it will wash off. So you’ll want to make sure you apply it once a week, once every three to four days. So I’m going to mix it up now. Ok I got my mixture of one gallon of water to one pound DE-sect HG. And I’m going to go in and spray it all over
the tree here. As you can see I’m not using a gas mask. DE-sect HG mixed with water does not go airborne and doesn’t have harmful smells and harmful
odors. I’m applying to the trunk of the tree and
the bark. The water won’t stay on for very long, it
will dry out and it will leave the residue of the diatomaceous
earth. Alright, now it’s starting to dry you can
see it looks like it just got peppered with flour. That’s ok, what we’re going to find over the
next week, couple weeks, we’re going to apply this every three to four days and we’ll find that
any bugs that are eating eating the leaves, they’ll
die off at a rapid rate by dehydration and you won’t
have any more problems with that. So all the new growth will come in as new
growth and it won’t be hurt by the insects. So we hope to see you again on the next episode of Home and Garden Innovations.