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Perma Guard DE

Our Perma Guard Diatomaceous Earth has no expiration date!  It is already been fossilized as shell remains on the bottoms of fresh water lake beds thousands of years old.

Diatomaceous earth is the remains of microscopic one-celled plants called diatoms that lived in the oceans and lakes that once covered the western part of the US and other parts of the world.   Classified as a prehistoric algae, they are like the grass of the oceans, rivers and lakes and were fed upon by the oceans early grazers.  

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RECOMMENDED DAILY RATES: Kittens – 1/2 teaspoon
Cats – 1 teaspoon
Puppies – 1/2 to 1 tsp.
Dogs under 35 lbs. – 1 teaspoon
Dogs over 35 lbs. – 1 tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs. – 2 tablespoons
Cattle, Dairy Cows, & Hogs – 2% of dry feed ration
Chickens – 5% in feed
Goats & Sheep – 2% in grain
Horses – 1/2 to 1 cup in daily ration
*Humans – 1 to 2 heaping tablespoons daily

Most dose by mixing food grade diatomaceous earth in a glass of water before bed or first thing in the morning, well before breakfast, to allow diatomaceous earth time to move through and absorb toxins from one’s digestive tract without interfering or absorbing nutrients from foods or liquids.

EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS FOR LIVESTOCK, BARNS, COOPS, KENNELS, & LITTER BOXES:   

Use DE throughout the barn, coops, pastures, and grazing areas.  It keeps flies from laying eggs and developing.  It is excellent in the fowl coops – on the ground, in nesting/dusting boxes, brans and coops to prevent lice and mites.

Apply to kennel areas to help reduce odors, and especially if moist in the area to dry.

It will keep your kitty litter box dryer too

A small amount of food grade DE applied to livestock water keeps algae from growing on hot summer days.

Our Perma Guard is great for compost piles, to prevent breeding, control odors and keep the disease and toxins down!

HOME APPLICATIONS: 

If you are building a new home, or structure apply our DE on the inside of the walls, in the attic, and other areas.  Prevent any pesky critters from starting up.  Apply to baseboards, where floor meets wall, under appliances, inside cabinets and drawers, inside wall outlets, lightly in carpeting, and anywhere you might be having or at some point have an insect problem.

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YARD, GARDEN, & LANDSCAPE APPLICATIONS:  

DE’s minerals are great for the yard and gardens.  DE has a pH of 8.0 so alkalizes the soil.

OUTDOOR CRITTERS AFFECTED:   Ants, carpenter ants,  fire ants, caterpillars, fleas, ticks, bed bugs, cockroaches, snails, spiders, termites, scorpions, silver fish, lice, mites, flies, centipedes, earwigs, slugs, aphids, Japanese beetles (grub stage), bed bugs, fruit flies, beetles, tree borers, stink bugs, squash vine borers, thrips, loopers, and much more!

MINERALS: 

Perma Guard diatomaceous earth contains 15 trace minerals including: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc iron, phosphorus, selenium, and more

After a couple weeks use people constantly note shinier coats, better health, production, and even more positive attributes in their animals and self who are fed food grade diatomaceous earth regularly.

FLY CONTROL:   Sprinkle DE on livestock when flies are present. Dust barns, and coops, after animals have been through to reduce flies and breeding.  When you feed it to dogs, cats, and livestock it comes out in the manure and prevents flies from growing in the waste.

GRAIN STORAGE & PROTECTION:   Since it is “food grade”, makes no difference in taste or cooking quality, yet adds 15 trace minerals but will remove any bugs.

Suggested grain storage use:  1 cup of DE will protect 50 lb’s of grain — 5 cups.

DETOX & CLEANSING BENEFITS:   Food grade diatomaceous earth has been reported in scientific literature to absorb methyl mercury, e-coli, endotoxins, viruses (including poliovirus), organophosphate pesticide residues, drug resides, and more!  It detoxifies the body.

There are some features about Perma Guard that correspond with its ability as both a digestive aid, a colon cleanser and cholesterol reducer.  The honeycomb skeletal form of diatomaceous earth is found  to reveal a tendency to become filled and clogged with hard debris such as yucky intestinal scale.

NATURAL BENEFITS:                                                

·         Dehydrates internal & external worms and parasites;

·         Controls bugs:  fleas, flies, ants, bed bugs, ticks, mites, lice, aphids, silverfish, spring tails, etc.;

·         15 trace minerals – healthy & natural for animals, humans, plants, and soil;

·         No feed withdrawal for milk or feed animals;

·         Decreased disease and infection;

·         Decreased mortality;

·         Better feed conversion;

·         Helps detox heavy metals, e-coli, bacteria, viruses, etc.;

·         Promotes shinier coats, skin, nails, hair;

·         Digestive aid;

·         Colon cleanser;

·         Helps stop feces, dirt, and rock eating;

·         Better production;

·         Eliminates pests in stored grains;

·         Reduces odor;

·         Drying agent;

·         Reduces moisture content;

·         Anti-fungal properties – good for gardens & ponds;

·         Reduces overall stress;

·         Cost effective; and

·         DE means a reduction in vet bills, feed bills, and disease; and increase in health.

 1kg. / 2.2 lbs. $19.95

2kg. / 4.4lbs. $34.95

22.7kg. / 50 lbs. $74.95

Perma Guard DE is Health Canada, as well USDA, FDA & EPA approved.   Its the purest form worldwide, and a top seller.  Perma guard is not comparable to big box Home depot, Canadian tire or home hardware DE brands.  It dissolves in water in 30 seconds!  

Available USPS, Canada Post and Priority International.

Vermont Castings Intrepid II Classic Catalytic Wood Stove

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Great for cooking, and looking; and, uses one quarter the wood of a regular wood stove with less emissions!

Bordeaux enamel paint, Classic black and a number of other colour options are now available.

The enamel is actually about 20 pounds heavier and has a great iconic look that changes colour depending on the angle you look at it.  Woaha trippy!

NGO’s Pest Protection and Leadership in Canada

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Canadian Green Building Council Letter

Critter Get Ritter

PO Box 754,

Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

 

January 13th, 2014

 

Canadian Green Building Council

47 Clarence Street, Suite 202

Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K1

 

Dear Sir/Madam:

 

Congratulations on developing and contributing to the conservation of our environment and your recent accomplishments including rapid cumulative growth during the past four years, as well as awarding the skilled local contractors over the major corporate big city contractors. It is also great that your organization and green building designations achieved great recognition when Vancouver achieved the ‘Best Green Building Policy’ in the world Greenest City 2020 Action Plan World GBC Government Leadership Awards. We commend your designated achievements and look forward to hearing more about the council in the future, nice work!

 

Our Canadian similarities are futile compared to the USA Green Building Council and LEED, including other international developing green building groups and UN associations. We know more could be done to develop an iconic vivid heritage that has ensured our survival during our country’s past 300 years during our growth and development. What is the Canadian Green Building Council doing differently to keep our iconic Canadian culture and heritage alive, functioning, conscientious, alert and unique in their own building and manufacturing practices? What is done differently that justifies your organizations current growth?

 

We seem misdirected moving away from the simple building materials, including those reused or derived more sustainably from forestry, and mining, especially where shut down and in operation during the past. It is an embarrassment that iconic Canadian building standards like wood and solid fuel burning; as well as cultural heritages and history of: fisheries and oceans; agriculture and farming; and trapping, hunting and fur trading are not mentioned on your website, reports, and certifications. It is sad and disappointing that more Canadian organizations, industries, and councils such as yours are not getting more involved in this, and that our future generations cannot wake up and not see what it might have been to be a Canadian a hundred years ago, or more. Too many are already experiencing what is not truly iconic or a part of our traditional heritage and culture and your organization is doing little to nothing about it.

 

What can be done to revert our great nation back to the international recognition it deserves, as a country of survivors and pioneers who thrived on survival and self-sufficiency in our cold and remote climates? Canada is not the source of “Arctic Cold” but of rich resources and independent spirit that can be built upon using the tenacity of natural materials, and continuance of organic skills and experiences. Historically we have achieved this and created our identity as a nation of haves, not dependant upon greater industrialization but our interdependent survival aptitudes.

 

As a committed, young, experienced entrepreneur and professional, the quality and type of the ingredients makes the best flavor: a willingness to serve others, communicate and recognize customers, communities, countries and those from overseas thus ensuring needs are met and exceeded by the preeminent. Without distinctive partisan leadership and action, including diligent and energetic staff desiring to lead and construct a truly Canadian Green Building Council your future may yield frustrations, and defeat. Your organization can provide endless potential, but we demand your ability to construct uniquely Canadian structures and identities derived from our heritage and culture thus truly enjoying our green iconic identity where communities can thrive and survive in there own natural environments. Survival through endurance bonds a unique prosperity others will only desire when we can build upon and share.

 

Thank you,

Regards,

Sincerely,

Tristan Galbraith

Critter Get Ritter

(604) 902-7417

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Tristan Galbraith
Critter Get Ritter
(604) 902-7417

 

 

Green Building Council Jan 13th

Tristan Galbraith and Gary Bizzo Toronto Star Write Up

http://www.thestar.com/business/small_business/people/2013/02/12/simple-management-strategies-to-deal-with-the-four-types-of-smal.html  

Perma-Guard Food Grade Fossil Shell Flour Diatomaceous Earth

 

 

 

For utmost healthy living our brand of Perma-Guard Food Grade Fossil Shell Flour Diatomaceous Earth is superior being the highest quality available, greater than 99.5 percent amorphous silica and less than 1/2 percent crystalline silica jump starting your immune system as well as removing all the junk from your colon, respiratory tract, and even mind. The popularity of this product is the result of word-of-mouth testimonials from the most health conscious people worldwide who are enthusiastic and passionate enough to share the results, allow us to bring and distribute the product here to you here in British Columbia; and it has especially been gaining popularity since the past couple years of saving many of current and future disease. People, pets, and even some of the livestock we know are using this all natural product for a cleanse, detox, or most importantly healthy living habit with benefits unlike any-thing you will ever experience so read on, contact us today and exceed in improving life unimaginably this easy.

Food grade DE is the easiest and best way to flush the body’s digestive system and remove toxins as well as other parasites from the digestive tract, respiratory system. It can cleanse the digestive system due to its’ small size and shape and under a microscope looks similar to tiny shards of glass except not harmful. These tiny edges of DE scrape away bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, endotoxins, pesticide and drug residues, E-Coli, and heavy metals from walls the digestive tract, as well as insides and are especially helpful for elderly, construction and trades workers, or those in and around chemicals for long periods of time during life like most of us are.

A small amount of Diatomaceous Earth gets absorbed into the blood stream. As these cylinders move through out the body they clean and breakup buildups in the blood vessels and also the destroy bad fats. Everyone that we know that is taking Diatomaceous Earth has lowered their cholesterol by 40-50 points.  Some of the many other benefits include: stronger bones, teeth, and nails, improved skin health, improved joint health, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol, among many other things you will have a hard time finding any negative effects since previously it has been used heavily in storing grains, so don’t worry you are probably already eating lots of DE every time you eat any bread, pasta or other grain based food.

Contact today with your order or free sample!

0.5kg. / 1.1 lbs. $16.95
1kg. / 2.2 lbs. $19.95

2kg. / 4.4lbs. $34.95
22.7kg. / 50 lbs. $74.95

Please contact for custom sizes or larger orders. 

 

 

 

2012 Small Business BC Successful You Awards

After finishing last years small business bc awards in the top five  for best concept included below is the links to our 2012 nominations:

 

 

 

Please take 30 seconds; click on the links, give our profile a read and vote.  Thank you, Tristan
 

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Scientists Help Research Bed Bugs That Spread Drug-Resistant Bacteria:

Residents of an impoverished area of Vancouver were infested with bed bugs carrying antibiotic-resistant bacteria, said researchers today Wednesday May 11th, 2011, and warn doctors to watch out for the potential problem.

A letter in todays issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal Emerging Infectious Diseases reported that two types of drug-resistant bacteria were isolated from bedbugs found on three patients.
The resistant bacteria were methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Christopher Lowe of the University of Toronto and medical microbiologist Marc Romney of Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital suggest bed bugs carrying MRSA could transmit the bacteria during a blood meal. Included is a citation to the full article which is being released in June, here:

“Because of the insect’s ability to compromise the skin integrity of its host, and the propensity for S. aureus to invade damaged skin, bedbugs may serve to amplify MRSA infections in impoverished urban communities,” Lowe and Romney write. The three patients lived in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, which has high rates of homelessness, poverty, HIV/AIDS and injection drug use.

Similar to other cities worldwide, Vancouver has seen an alarming increase in bedbugs, particularly in Downtown Eastside, where 31 per cent of residents have reported infestations, the researchers said.

Likewise, MRSA is also a substantial problem in the neighbourhood, with nearly 55 per cent of skin and soft tissue infections in patients treated at St. Paul’s emergency department showing MRSA, the authors said.

In drug injection users with wound infections, an earlier study showed 43 per cent were colonized or infected with a community-acquired MRSA strain found outside of hospitals.

The study was small with just five bedbugs and very preliminary, but “it’s an intriguing finding” that needs to be further researched, said Romney.

Both resistant strains are often seen in hospitals, and experts have been far more concerned about nurses and other health-care workers spreading the bacteria than insects.

Given the high prevalence of MRSA in hotels and rooming houses in Downtown Eastside, the insects may act as “a hidden environmental reservoir for MRSA and may promote the spread of MRSA in impoverished and overcrowded communities,” the authors said.

So: This could be sticky but is it currently significant?

The authors point out that several research groups have tried in the past to link bedbugs and disease transmission (hepatitis) and failed. They certainly have not proven transmission in this case. But they also say that there is a density of these two organisms in the area where the men live that make it more likely that bedbugs could be involved in diseases pingponging through the neighborhood. First, there’s the high density of bedbug presence, in 31 percent of Downtown Eastside residents. Second, there’s the high prevalence of MRSA, in 58 percent of the skin infections in the St. Paul’s ER. And third, there’s the previously recorded and persistent presence of VRE in in-patients at St. Paul’s.

The US CDC believes that crowding, poor hygiene and skin disruption increase the likelihood of MRSA infection; crowding and poor hygiene are common in homelessness and shelter living, and bedbugs by definition disrupt the skin’s barrier by their bites. Meanwhile, in the ill and hospitalized, VRE frequently causes infections in disrupted skin, such as a surgical incision or a diabetic ulcer.

The authors have commented:

“…These insects may act as a hidden environmental reservoir for MRSA and may promote the spread of MRSA in impoverished and overcrowded communities. Bedbugs carrying MRSA and/or VRE may have the potential to act as vectors for transmission.”

To be clear: The victims here are also the ones who are likely to be most at risk. What this paper says, first of all, is that the substandard living conditions of being poor and homeless make those who are poor and homeless more likely to be vulnerable to yet more dangerous and difficult diseases. As with so many other health disparities in North American society, this is a social justice issue.

But if I am candid, it is also a reminder to the more-privileged rest of us that bedbugs have spread explosively, especially in poor communities, in a manner that is not completely understood, and that they pose a disease-transmission risk that is not yet well-defined.

We can assure you there will be more bed bugs to come and in the mean time I am going to check my box spring…

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