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.
Safer® Brand is the leader in alternative lawn and garden products. Safer® Brand recognizes the growing demand by consumers for these products, offering a wide variety of natural and organic solutions for lawn, garden, landscape, flowers, houseplants, insects and more!
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 RateDie Die Die Fleas!!!!
We have been battling fleas for over a year and just seemed like it was never ending, we have tried everything from chemicals from the feed store to cedar chips.. it was early Sunday morning and I figured I would just Google until I read something different I don't remember the exact words I put in Google that made diatomaceous earth pop, remind you I'm at the point where I was just about to give up and sale my house. Then I started to read reviews on the website that you guys backed it up and said it works just have to be patient depending on the infestation well, I went to home Depot and waited for them to open bout diatomaceous earth came home and started sprinkling it. My fleas were so bad that my legs were covered so I put some on my hands and rubbed my legs down and then I saw the miracle I was waiting for the fleas just started to dry up and fall off.. I am very thankful for this product and will pass it along. It works it really does 5 stars.. oh and my fleas are gone!
Review Ratedoesn't work for me
I am infested with fleas in my house, they keep multiplying even tho i spread your brand of diatomaceous earth all over the house, they are getting worse, i don't know what to do now because i can't afford an exterminator and i have pets so i don't know what to do, i am at my wits end.Response From Havahart®Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about it, in order to better assist. Once insects have ingested or crossed through this powder, it begins to work on cutting their exoskeleton, causing them to dehydrate and die within 48 hours.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for further assistance.
Review RateSaved me from being eaten by bugs
I bought diatomaceous earth a few weeks ago from this company. My apartment had a sickening cockroach problem and poison wasn't helping and bait made it worse. I sprinkled this around and voila! Also, the shipping was fast. Very satisfied.
Review RateSAFER Brand is excellent!
We've had a bad problem with bed bugs starting back in June 2016. We're not sure how it started and were totally unfamiliar with how bad it could get. My sons had bites up and down their ankles! We hired a local pest control company and they charged us a lot of money to come in to heat treat our entire condo (which was a huge hassle too, I might add). It worked......for about a month or two. Then we found bed bugs again! I was sick about it. Spending so much money and STILL to have bed bug infestation!? I was complaining about it and my neighbor told me he had had this problem too and used SAFER Brand Diatomaceous Earth. I bought some online that very day after hearing his success story. Well, now we have another success story, I am thrilled to report. Our problems with bed bugs finally seem to be over and we have SAFER to thank....and, at a fraction of the cost of a pest control company. The SAFER product is easy to use and non-toxic too. Thanks SO much, SAFER!
Review RateNo more bedbugs
I moved into a new apartment and discovered very quickly that I was not alone. The bed bugs did not move out with the prior tenant! I tried sprays, rubbing alcohol, and everything I could find after researching the internet. I was about to admit defeat and call an exterminator when I finally came across some information about diatomaceous earth. I treated my furniture, carpet, bed and bedding and after several days the bugs were gone. I've now been bug free for over a month. I'm so happy I found this product and I would highly recommend it. It works on household pests as well such as spiders and roaches.
Review RateNo dust or smell!
I bought the DE a month ago and I love it! :)
I have yet to see where it has worked to kill anything. I put a bunch of it in some potted plants with bugs a few weeks ago and the bugs are quit happily walking around in it and multiplying. It has no effect what so ever. Not that diatomaceous earth does not work as I have seen other brands work great just not this stuff.Response From Havahart®Tara : Consumer Relations Representative
Once the insects crawl through or consume the Diatomaceous Earth (DE) they will die within 48 hours. DE will kill many different types of insects such as bed bugs, fleas, roaches, ants, and earwigs. We apologize if this was not your experience.
Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached directly at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264). Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
Review RateNot goodI bought the item for Cogroch it didn't workResponse From Havahart®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeSafer® Brand has a long history of producing high-quality and reliable products. We regret to hear that what was received did not meet these expectations.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) so we can learn more. Our team can provide assistance in determining the best method of application.
Review RateThis stuff is AWESOME!!!!
I live on Long Island and have recently experienced a tremendous outbreak of Carpenter Ants. A few months ago I demolished my old deck. It was almost entirely ground contact. Carpenter ants had attacked it and compromised the structure. In May we replaced the deck with a new paver patio. Immediately it became obvious that we disturbed the ants territory. They were crawling everywhere. I tried various brands of baits and traps. Nothing worked. Liquid baits got flipped over and left stains on our new patio. They were both ineffective and destructive. The next I discovered this product. Two days after I began "dusting" the ants and the areas that they travel, I noticed a huge difference in the amount of ants present. Before using this product I would literally see hundreds of ants within 5-10 minutes, walking across the patio. Now I have to search to find two, or three. I won't use anything else and risk staining the pavers, or waiting for an ineffective product to work.