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As so many have noted, this stuff has applications all over the place. I have used it when bird mites become a problem around my bird feeders (mite populations occasionally explode, and they are happy to bite people as well as birds -- and their bites last weeks and itch amazingly). I use it as a mineral supplement, with excellent results (usually put it in smoothies). My plants seem to like it as a soil amendment, though I am careful to blend it into the soil to be sure that beneficial insects won't be killed when they come to pollinate my plants or eat my plants' many marauders -- any exoskeleton is at risk. Don't use it if you want to preserve your butterflies, ladybugs, green lacewings, etc. DE is a natural substance that won't hurt people or pets, but it can decimate a well-balanced plant-insect ecosystem if used indiscriminately -- and that isn't an ecological result even if you do get rid of those pesky squash bugs (or whatever). But DE has so many wonderful uses (which I'm still discovering) that it is well worth having on hand in the kitchen and garden. (I've seen our mourning doves taking dust baths in a mix of DE and clay dust that I keep near the feeders, so apparently they like it too...)
I saw lots of negative reviews on the GP3 and it was frustrating me a bit before taking my decision to buy.