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Soilandwater.com Bugs!® Detritus Eater


 Bacterial Count  4 billion CFU/gram
Fungi Count 50,000 CFU/gram
 Appearance  Free flowing, brown powder
 Odor  Yeast-like
 pH  Neutral


Features and Benefits: 
  • Safe for fish, crustaceans, wildlife, farm animals, humans and living plants., when used as directed.
  • Accelerates decomposition of leaves, small branches, grass clippings and scum.
  • Reduces buildup of animal and fish feces.
  • Enzymes include: protease, amylase, esterase, lipase, cellulase, xylanase, gelatinase, lecithinase, lignin peroxidase.
  • Contains micronutrients to jump start microbial germination.
  • Prevents accumulation of sulfides, mercaptans and fatty acids.
  • Rapidly effective at temperatures from 45 F to 98 F (7 to 37 C)
  • Contains three psychrophillic strains, functioning down to 39 F (4 C)
  • Effective pH range is 5.5 to 8.5, with optimum performance around 7.
  • Non-toxic, non-corrosive. Safe to handle and store.
  • Non-pathogenic, natural microbes are provided in spore form to assure long term stability and shelf-life.


Application Directions:
Thoroughly mix each pound of dry product with two gallons of warm (approx.70 F or 21 C) water from the pond or lake to be treated. Allow the mixture to hydrate for two hours, stirring vigorously every half hour. After final settling, carefully pour off the top liquid layer (supernatant) for use, squeeze all liquid from the bran that has settled into the liquid and toss the remaining bran into the pond. An old man's Tee-shirt makes a very effective filter.

Thoroughly saturate leaves and grass clippings (before they can become water logged and sink) with supernatant, prepared as in above paragraph, in a clean sprayer. Apply ten to fourteen days after using a short-acting herbicide (see manufacturer's instructions about duration of activity of the particular herbicide used.  Determine the dosage needed based upon the amount needed to saturate the dead plants, either floating on the surface, or submerged. It is important to thoroughly saturate the dead plants you wish to degrade.  If in doubt, determine amount to use from your service professional.


Packaging And Handling:
Soilandwater.com can package Bugs!® Detritus Eater in 1 and 5 pound containers. Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, or open wounds and wash hands with warm, soapy water after handling.


Email our professional environmental science staff with any questions: swc@soilandwater.com