Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth
Leave bugs dead in the dust. That’s exactly what you’ll see with Safer® Brand’s Ant and Crawling Insect Killer. And you don’t have to worry about applying chemicals to get the job done.
Kills crawling insects within 48 hours.
Once you apply Ant and Crawling Insect Killer where you have a crawling insect problem, you’ll see insect activity stop in minutes. Infestation issues in a couple of days. Dual action. Kills insects by ingestion and dehydration. You can use it inside your home or outside on patios and walkways. It lasts as long as it’s dry.
Details on how Diatomaceous Earth works to kill crawling insects.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a dust-like product that contains the crushed fossilized algae (diatoms) from fresh water. These crushed diatoms feel like powder when we rub it in our hand. But it’s very sharp to insects with delicate exoskeletons. When you apply DE, dust is ingested by the crawling insect or the insect crosses through the powder. The DE will cut their exoskeleton. This causes the insect to dehydrate and die. Insects cannot develop a resistance to it since there are no chemicals to which they can build up immunity.
What type of Diatomaceous Earth is this?
Beware. Not all DE is the same. Our DE is made of Silicon Dioxide. This comes from a freshwater source. It is the same type that is used in food-grade diatomaceous earth. Other products made of Diatomite DE are made from unnatural sources.
Use DE to solve problems with crawling insects. Ants. Earwigs. Cockroaches. Silverfish. Crickets. Bedbugs. Centipedes and more.
Directions for Use:
- INDOOR USE: Lightly coat a thin layer of dust in the areas where these pests are found or may hide such as cracks and crevices, behind and beneath stoves, refrigerators, sinks, cabinets, garbage cans, around pipes and drains, window frames, and in attics and basements. Hit insects directly where possible. Repeat treatment as necessary.
- OUTDOOR USE: Lightly coat the areas where pests are found or may hide including windows, door frames, and sills, and outside of entrance ways. Repeat treatment as necessary.
- For full instructions depending on indoor/outdoor use and specific plants and insects, please refer to the Instructions link to the left.
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Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer 4 lb - Specifications
- Kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hrs
- Works indoors or outdoors
- Kills earwigs, millipedes, centipedes, silverfish, cockroaches, crickets, ants, fleas, carpet beetles, bed bugs, grasshoppers
- Consists of 100% DE
What's in the Box:
- 4 lb bag of Diatomaceous Earth
- Contains 100% Diatomaceous Earth - Amorphous Silica (including silicon dioxide, other oxides and moisture)
- 4 lb bag - powder presentation
Disclaimer: Havahart does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGood stuff
Helping with bed bugs.
Review RateWhat else is in there?
The main ingredient is listed as being around 77% of the total --and nothing else is mentioned. I want to know what else is in there. I think it's interesting that there's no mention of what makes up the other 23% of the contents. What is it? Shouldn't all the ingredients be listed?Response From Havahart®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
This product is mined from natural sources found throughout the world. The ingredients that are listed on the label is what is required by the EPA. All other ingredients are proprietary.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review Rateso far so good
So far so good, had infestation of fungus gnats in houseplants. Sprinkled around just 24 hrs ago and already seeing a decline. Is it safe to sprinkle onto the plant soil?
Review RatePlease don't waste your money
This is the worst product I have seen yet I have had it down for 30 days and still have bed bugs I have followed all the instructions would not really recommend this to anybodyResponse From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear that the desired results were not seen and would like the opportunity to provide assistance.
For best results, we recommend taking the bed apart so that all joints, seams, cracks, and channels can be treated. Applications should be made to the mattress and any cracks and crevices or other hiding places in the room such as picture frames, baseboards, and outlets.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) with additional questions.
Review RateWORST PRODUCT ON THE MARKET
After using a whole 4lb bag in our house covering every inch, 3 full and heavy treatments left down for over 7-8 days and over a month living in dust.... The fleas are still hopping around like a New Year party. We used DE because years ago we had the same problem, used a 100% based DE and our problem was solved in days. The problem here is your product and I think you owe all of your customers a compensation for buying this knock off (Silica...NOT DE), the time wasted using it and the hours of effort cleaning it up. However, we all know that won't happen and I'll get a response bank from you quoting all of your "scientific" tests that prove your product is the best on the market. I'm very unhappy.Response From Havahart®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. To control fleas, we recommend treating wherever fleas are suspected such as the floor and bedding in and around pets’ sleeping quarters, cracks and crevices, baseboards and carpeting. Once insects come in contact or ingest this dual-action powder, it immediately goes to work to completely kill them within 48 hours.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for additional assistance.
Review RateNot happy
I purchased 2 bags of Diatomaceous Earth for bed bugs and fleas after searching it and hearing it is safe to use around children and pets. I followed the directions hoping to get rid of these pesty insects which are eatting me alive and bitting my grandchildren. It killed the adult bed bugs on contact now im having more of a serious problem, i have tons of baby bed bugs bitting me all up! The product seems to be bronging them out of their nests all day! Im not sure what to do now because i spent 26.00 on a product that made things worse. I cant afgord to get another product since spending money on Dearth. Is there anything eles I can do? Really need help!!!!Response From Havahart®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. To control bed bugs, we recommend spreading a light layer of the product in the joints, crevices and rungs of the bed frame. The mattress and all cracks, crevices and window openings can be treated as well. Once insects come in contact or ingest this dual-action powder, it immediately goes to work to completely kill them within 48 hours. We recommend keeping the product applied until the bed bugs are controlled.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) with any questions.
Review RateBugs do not die after 48 hours
It has been 7 days and there are still live bugs. It is advertised that they die 48 hours after contact. I have waited a week for this to work instead of hiring a pest control company. Now I have a weeks worth of bugs that have reproduced because this product advertises it kills them working 24 hours.Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
This product is recommended for earwigs, millipedes, centipedes, silverfish, cockroaches, ants, fleas, carpet beetles, and bedbugs. Application should be made to cracks & crevices or other spaces where the bugs will crawl. It will cut their exoskeleton and they will dehydrate and die within 48 hours. It may take longer for all the insects to come in contact with the powder and the infestation to be gone.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for further assistance. Our products are covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
Review RateI hate fleas so bad.....little terrorists!!!
Okay so desperate times call or desperate measures. We have a pretty serious flea infestation and I am getting bit up bad. They seem to have been originating from my basement, so bad that when I walk down there and return to the first floor, I have them crawling up my legs.. I went to my local HD and they recommended DE. Well I didnt have a duster so I did the next best thing.. I shut off the power and gas to the house, dumped all 4lb onto the basement floor then got my leaf blower and spread the DE everywhere. Yes, I wore a dust mask and my entire basement is covered in a thin layer of DE. After about 24 hours, I have not noticed any change in their activity. Theoretically, if the DE is everywhere the fleas will eventually have to go though it, right? How long should I leave this in place? Any suggestions on cleanup?Response From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this experience and are happy to help.
This product will cut the exoskeleton of the bugs that crawls through it. This causes them to dehydrate and die within 24-48 hours. We recommend keeping the application down as long as activity is seen to allow time for them all to crawl through it.
To clean the DE up, a vacuum without a filter (such as a shop-vac) can be used. If a filtered vacuum is used, make sure it is a HEPA filter so the vacuum does not get damaged. Additional information can be found in our article: How to Clean Up Diatomaceous Earth at the link below.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) with any additional questions.
Review RateThis product isn't effective for my use
Not so GREAT productResponse From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We regret to hear the desired results were not seen when using this product and would like to learn more.
Safer® Brand offers a wide variety of products. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) so we can better understand the situation and provide assistance.
Review Rateworks well, safe "er" to use!
Great products! been using this stuff for over 30 years. bugs do not like this, it's like walking on broken glass and razor blades to them. non toxic , just don't inhale any of it!