Absorbacide is a natural product registered with the Australian Veterinary and Pesticides Authority for use against insect pests of stored grain and registered as an allowable input for organic farmers by the BFA.
Beware, some diatomite products are being sold that use inferior grade diatomite inappropriately treated. This material has not been scientifically tested to establish efficacy.
Absorbacide kills insects by absorbing oils and waxes from the insect cuticle thus facilitating moisture loss and death by dehydration. In addition, the shards of silica in the material abrade the animal leading to its physical disintegration. Resistance is not likely since it is the physical and not chemical properties of Absorbacide that make it an effective insecticide.
While diatomite is non-toxic for humans as well as livestock and poultry, we do not endorse or recommend its use as a human food supplement. This is because it is not prepared under the sterile conditions appropriate to this purpose.
We have had great success using Absorbacide in the BOS BAG as the Bos Bag solves the issue of needing to treat cattle daily (or more) with non-residual products.
Absorbacide comes in 4kg, 12.5kg and 350kg bags.
Please note due to shipping costs only the 4kg bags are available via our online shop. If you would like to buy in bigger bag sizes and cannot come into store to collect please contact us and we will work out the most economical delivery method for you.