DDM Diatomaceous Earth Insect Control & Seed Treatment (Natural Silica Plant strengthener)

The most widely accepted explanation for the action of diatomite is that it absorbs or removes the epicuticle lipid layers (which consist of hydrocarbons, wax esters, and other organic chemical compounds) of the insect.  This causes excessive water loss through the cuticle of the insect and ultimately death by desiccation (dehydration) within 6 to 72 hours.

When applied to soil as a micro-nutrient, Silica strengthens plant cell tissues to resist pest and disease attack.

Active Ingredient:

Amorphous Silica 840g/kg

Registrations and Certifications:

Reg No. V2311 Act 36 of 1947

Use for:

When applied correctly and at proper rates, many different species of orders of insects are listed and being susceptible to the action of diatomite.  The following lists are not exhaustive: –

Store products:   lesser grain borer, rice weevil, granary weevil, saw-toothed grain beetle, flat grain beetle, khopra beetle larvae, confused flower beetle, etc

Other insects:   ants, beetles, borers, cockroaches, caterpillars, crickets, earwigs, flies, fleas, gnats, lice, ticks, silverfish, slugs, snails, spiders, weevils, etc.

Application Rates:

See Brochure attached for further information.

Transport, Storage and Packaging Information:

See Brochure attached for further product handling information.


Store in a cool, dry area.



Health and Safety:

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND ANIMALS. Not intended for ingestion. Wear protective clothing and wash hands after handling product. In case of accidents or feeling ill, seek medical assistance and show copy of this label


Great care is taken to ensure the quality of this product; however, Talborne Organics cannot control the conditions of use, or guarantee the suitability of the product for each unique application, therefore, Talborne Organics cannot be held liable for the results, injury or damages resulting from the use of this product, alone or in combination with other materials. If the product is proven to be of poor quality, or is damaged, we undertake to replace it.

Copyright 2022 by Talborne Organics (Pty) Ltd.
Terms & Conditions / Privacy Policy / Sitemap

Subscribe for more

Want to be updated on Talborne products, Information & promotions add your email to sign-up


Copyright 2022 by Talborne Organics (Pty) Ltd.
Terms & Conditions / Privacy Policy / Sitemap