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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:
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Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer 4 lb - Specifications
What's in the Box:
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I’m a case manager who goes to peoples homes and unfortunately brought bed bugs to my home from one of the houses I visited. This stuff is the real deal! It’s true that a little goes a long way. I dusted this Lightly around my bed, on top of my bed spring, mattress, head board, along the edges of my furniture and walls. I even dusted lightly on my carpet and entrance of my room. Slept in my living room for about 5 days, went back and vacuumed most of the dust, still leaving tiny bits of it around my bed and along the walls and furniture and no bites since! Thank God because those bites were brutal and annoying to wake up to. Thank you DE.
I'm giving this product a 3 for now because I do not know how long it takes for it to kill fleas in a severely infested house. Is there a schedule I need to start making? I put this on my carpet but I still see fleas popping continuously
It can take 24-48 hours for insects to die after coming in contact with this product. The product will have no effect on larvae or eggs, so multiple methods may be needed to eliminate an infestation. Please contact us directly at 855-767-4264 with any questions, we're happy to help!
I got this from a farm store and I think they gave me the wrong product. I was wanting to add this to the flooring of my chicken coop and goat house, under their bedding to help with pests. Do I need to exchange this for food grade? I don’t want to sicken my livestock.
This product is designed to be used to help control insects. It can be sprinkled around cracks and crevices and near animal bedding. We do not recommend applying directly to the animals. Our food grade DE is designed for use to prevent clumping of animal feed.
Question? Is it safe around cats?
When used as directed this product is safe around pets. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi! Is this harmful for bees or butterflies?
We recommend applying this product in outdoor areas where butterflies and bees would not come in contact with it.
A liberally applied the DE over the top of an ant hill and for several feet around it. The ants are just crawling over the top of it. They seem to be packing trails. Is this what is supposed to happen? It's been almost 24 hours and I havnt seen any results yet.
Hello Kiri - Thank you for reaching out. When applied, insects that crawl through the product will die within approximately 48 hours of coming in contact with the product. As they crawl around through it, it begins to break down their exoskeleton, causing them do dehydrate, and eventually perish. Please reach out to us directly at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) with any questions.
I used this to teat bedbug in my house and I must say IT WORKS!! I put it EVERYWHERE!! in my house I haven't seen NOT one bug!!!
Just applied, waiting on results for any issue. Once this has been spread in the backyard, if a dog/cat licks or rolls in it will it harm the pet?
Is this pool grade?
While this product is not recommended for use in a pool, there are other versions of the product that are! Our product is not food grade and should be limited to applications around patios, window and door frames, outdoor sills, foundations, along ant trails, and around sewer pipes and drains.
We hope this information was helpful! 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.
I put down this product today on my lawn because of having chiggers. I also put it down on soil that I will plant vegetables in during the next couple of days. From what I've read from your comments below, I'm not sure now if I can plant these vegetables. I have tomatoes, swiss chard, herbs, and cucumbers. Please let me know asap if at all able. Thank you!
While this product can be used outdoors around cracks and crevices, it is not recommended for use in a vegetable garden as it is not a food grade product. We recommend watering the garden until there is no Diatomaceous Earth left behind.
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.