A finely powdered diatomite dust used
for insect pest control and registered for
use in grain storage.
Absorbacide is not prepared for human
Made of crushed silica formed by siliceous
fossils of plant algae.
Registered with the Australian Veterinary
and Pesticides Authority for use against
insect pest of stored grain and legumes
and is registered as an allowable input for
organic farms by ACO.
As Absorbacide is a mechanical treatment
and not a chemical one, it is ideal for
integrated pest management regimes.
Take care not to let Absorbacide get
into waterways as it is also damaging to
dam and creek life.
For home and garden use. Insects and their
eggs are killed by the silica absorbing oils
and waxes from the insects outer layer
thus facilitating moisture loss and death
by dehydration. The fine particles also
abrade the exoskeleton causing physical
Effective against aphids, caterpillars, borers,
weevils, ants, earwigs, moths, snails, slugs,
cockroaches, beetles, ticks, flees, flies, lice,
Research on many aspects of use is going
on including against bed bugs and head lice.