Does diatomaceous earth harm lizards?
June 27, 2014 7:37 AM Subscribe
Mr. Ant and I own a specialty retail shop that is housed in your standard-issue metal building on a concrete pad. We have seasonal problems with bugs, mostly assorted beetles (not roaches, praise be to the small god who manages insect infestations.) We also have skinks
that live in the walls. And our dogs come to work with us.
posted by workerant to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We have relied on diatomaceous earth for pest control, as it's mostly harmless to dogs. Summer skink activity is ramping up, though, so I wondered if diatomaceous earth is harmful to skinks, either directly or if they encounter or eat a bug that was killed by DE. We would strongly prefer not to harm the skinks, as they're neat and pretty and they eat bugs. The added bonus is that they give the dogs
fits when they pop out of the walls.