Is is okay to use Diatomaceous Earth in a compost pile to rid it of earwig bugs?
You used DE on slugs? Did it work?rainbowgardener wrote:Yes, so they will, as well as other bugs that might be in your compost... all of which have a reason to be there as they are part of the process of breaking down the materials in the pile. Also, I'm not sure the diatomaceous earth will break down in the pile, so when you spread the compost around the DE could still be there, shredding malign and beneficial life alike. I have used DE when I was having a bad slug problem, but I don't like over use of killing bugs, especially beneficials.
I still don't see any reason to do this.