For soft-bodied pests. Finely milled fossilized shells of fresh water diatoms that kill soft bodied insects such as aphids, cutworms, root maggots and the like by causing dehydration. Causes earthworms to vacate treated area for a while and kill beneficial nematodes. Can be applied in furrows along with seed, liberally spread around the roots and stems of affected plants, dusted on the leaves or mixed with water and sprayed. One cup DE to two cups water, keep agitated. Small particles, avoid breathing the dust.