An organic, naturally mined mineral product made up of fossilised remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It contains no pesticides or chemicals and kills insect pests by breaking down the waxy exoskeleton and then absorbing lipids and body fluids, causing them to dry out and die. It is safe to use in high risk areas where animals and children are present and ingestion of the product by animals and birds has digestive benefits. Safe for use in food areas. For the control of ants, fleas, bedbugs, cockroaches, stored product insects, mites, book lice and silverfish.