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4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer
  • Safer Brand
  • Model 51703
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  • Store SO SKU #578087

4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer

$9.47 /each
Discontinued Model:

Model # 51702

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Safer Brand 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
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Discontinued Safer Brand

4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer

  • Diatomaceous Earth dust kills ants by dehydration or ingestion
  • Kills a variety of crawling insects, bedbugs, cockroaches, ants
  • Powder is ready to use directly from the container

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With Safer Brand 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer you can leave bugs dead in the dust. And you don't have to worry about applying chemicals to get the job done. This product kills any type of crawling insect 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. You can use it inside your home or outside in gardens, or on patios and walkways. It lasts as long as it's dry. 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.

  • Diatomaceous Earth dust kills ants by dehydration or ingestion
  • Powder is ready to use directly from the container
  • Odorless to avoid a sharp insecticide smell
  • Kills a variety of crawling insects including bedbugs, cockroaches, ants and earwigs
  • OMRI listed
  • Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listed
  • Note: product may vary by store

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I have flea infestation in house, i have cats and dogs. I am sure they are in my carpet, can I use this safely to get rid of them.

Asked by: memaw
YES....BUT IT MUST BE HUMAN GRADE!!!!!!!!!!! ORGANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered by: Jan
Date published: 2017-01-09

Looking for suggestions on how to apply the powder.

Product is slow to work, yet is very effective. Only problem is I waste a lot, because it's difficult to distribute the powder evenly. I need some sort of shaker to apply the powder. A salt shaker is too small if you're doing an outside perimeter. Any suggestions?
Asked by: greenthumb
Try to create a reusable shaker out of an old Comet or other scrubbable powder container.
Answered by: Val
Date published: 2017-01-03

Can I use this product on fruit trees or vegetable plants

Asked by: eddie
ONLY BUY LABELED" FOOD GRADE ORGANIC "
Answered by: Jan
Date published: 2016-11-11

Does it kill bedbugs eggs???

Asked by: TriceJ
This product can be used to kill adult and newly hatched bed bugs. It will not kill the eggs.
Answered by: Safer Consumer Support
Date published: 2016-10-22
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4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 215.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't know where to start...I have 2 dogs and a cat who goes outside sometimes and brings back ... I don't know where to start...I have 2 dogs and a cat who goes outside sometimes and brings back fleas. All three shed - the cat pretty heavily so I have fleas, pet dander and some kind of biting invisible bugs (dust mites?) who are eating us alive. After spending hundreds of dollars on flea drops, powders and other solutions I was at my whits end until I read an article that mentioned DE yesterday. As soon as I got off work I headed straight to Home Depot and bought this bag. It was late and I was tired from working so I only dusted my bed, the pets, my child and myself. I felt it start working immediately! The invisible bugs were on my face and as they dealt with an agonizing death they bit me harder than they ever have before when I applied the powder to my hair and face. It hurt like all get out, but it was over quickly and I knew without a doubt they were dead. I'm happy to say that in just a FEW HOURS this product gave me so much relief. I can't wait until the powder sprayer I bought arrives so that I can do my lawn and the rest of my house. I honestly didn't know how I was going to fix this problem and was becoming depressed, thank goodness the solution was so cheap and effective!
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHAT BED BUGS?! Yes, your prayers have been answered, this product is the real deal! I used this once, saw only one more bed bug that same night, and after that I never ever saw another bug or got another bite. I can sleep again, visit friends and family again, and I'm back to living my normal life! Take it from someone who never writes reviews, but I promised myself that if this worked I would. I wouldn't wish bed bugs on my worst enemy, and I am going to tell you EXACTLY what to do to get rid of bed bugs like I did: What you'll need: spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol (91%), dust mask, gloves, one bag of DE, duster/paint brush, washer/dryer, detergent 1) wash all bedding in hot water then dry for at least 40 mins (if bedding can't be washed trash it, don't dryclean it) 2) wash all clothes, blankets & pillows, towels, rugs etc. in hot water with extra detergent 3) dry all clothes for at least 30-40 mins (if you can't wash them then drying for 40 minutes will be fine w dryer sheets) 4) bag and seal clothes and place them away from walls or furniture (center of room) 5) put on the dusk mask, spray everything down with alcohol (including: yourself, mattress top and bottom, pillows, carpets, base boards of walls but be careful near outlets, electronics also need to be wiped down) 6) keep on mask, put on gloves, and bonnet/scarf/hair cap if you don't want it to dry out 7) open windows (no fans) and LIGHTLY dust EVERYTHING with the DE: mattress, bed frame, carpet, hardwood floors (very very light coat), walls and outlets, every crack and crevice in the wall, bathroom floor and around toilets, closets, dressers, furniture, mirrors, pictures, shoes, unwashable clothes/coats, Windows and blinds, even your car if you're paranoid they're in there too like I was *note, you're going to be to tempted to pour this magic powder excessively because you're grossed out and fed up, but WARNING too much will ruin your hardwood floor and your vacuum, and make it difficult to see/breathe, you only need a light dusty coat to destroy them* 8) encase your mattress with a cover and put one sheet on the bed untucked and go to sleep (if you're paranoid make a duct tape trap w sticky side out wherever the bed and floor meet.. away from walls, they'll get stuck there if they attempt to come after you) 9) LEAVE THE DE DOWN FOR 2 WEEKS IF YOU CAN. Yes it's dusty but who cares. Technically it only takes 42 hrs max for them to die after they come in contact with DE, but make sure you got them all. Also beware they are most active during new moon and full moon like most parasites. Dust is easy to remove from shoes and clothes with a dry towel. 10) Lastly, STOP picking up and analyzing every piece of lent, stop staying up nights, stop talking about them and researching them, stop scratching and looking for new bites... your problem has been solved, the nightmare is over! Over 100 testimonies on this site, THE REVIEWS DONT LIE! It works! Now get on with your life. After use of this you'll forget they ever happened. PS: When you go to vacuum it up, use a HEPA filter vacuum so that dust doesn't blow back out. Okay so... doesn't matter where you got them, how long you've had them, how many there are... this solves your problem in 2-3 days. Hallelujah, thank you GOD! I am so Grateful to have found this solution!
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works well- chemical free I have THE problem with those critters also. Buy more one bag, apply with a mesh colander, scoop product in tap colander and rain it down and apply liberally by walls, bed frame, every where. Best method is even and liberal. This prduct will dust everywhere and everything. Keep moving parts away or off during applycation. Clean up with shop vac is easy. Not sure if it kills eggs but it works its magic in 48 hours to stop further life cycles. Keep pets out during application. Clean and reapply biweekly for best results.
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift from the pest control Gods I had a bad flea infestation. I was to the point where I was going to contact a exterminator. My psyche was shot, I couldn't stand it another day. I sprayed, bombed..nothing, would stop them. I finally tried this and it worked. The only bad thing is that it is incredibly messy, and it was a nightmare cleaning it up. For anyone who says it doesn't work ****when you vacuum immediately throw out the contents. If you don't the fleas, eggs, larvae will escape and reinfest the house.****
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for ants and bedbugs Hope I've known about it sooner. I fill one of those ketsup/mustard plastic dispenser for regular maintenance and just spread it in the perimeter of the house for ants. I originally bought it for my mother-in-law that continually complain about bedbugs on her bed. She bought those expensive sprays but continually complained about it. I have read that those sprays can kill them but it will keep coming back because they have eggs left. So, I applied this where there are pockets and folds then around the bed frame. For about a week, then vacuumed just the bed part and cover it. That is the last time she complained about it. I also used it inside any holes on the floor like door locks or under the kitchen sink, behind the desk, and every place in the house that we do not access most of the time. I also used Orange essential oil and water to spray on the end sides of the kitchen counter like every few weeks. Before, ants usually comes back every few months or days or if we left any food laying around.or dog food on the bowl. We did not have any ant problems now for years since I did this.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safe to use around the house Diatomaceous Earth has been used for many years. I have put it in barrels of grain stored for human consumption to kill any bugs or moth larvae. Horse owners have given it to their animals to keep them worm free and many people take DE internally daily as a silica supplement, a mineral that we are generally deficient in because of the poor quality of our soil. There are different grades of DE used for bugs, gardens and human consumption. I have read that Food grade DE comes from certain locations that are pure and it is FDA approved for human use. The DE for gardens and bug control is cheaper and is usually EPA approved for garden use. After reading a MSDS sheet for DE it appears that it is not toxic if taken internally and has no harmful environmental effects, as long as it is 100% DE and has not been contaminated with other chemicals, as some garden/insect grade DE has. Other materials and testimonies state that the food grade may have many health benefits (one was the elimination of internal parasites in humans and pets). The only apparent danger with DE is if it is inhaled. It is silica dust and prolonged inhalation can damage your lungs. One person who answered a question about this product said to use it with good ventilation and run your fans. This is absolutely the wrong thing to do since that would cause the DE to be airborne and you would breathe it. This is not a chemical and does not have fumes. Once it is applied it usually sticks to what ever surface you applied it to and then will stay there until you remove it. Use a dust mask when applying it and you can use a garden duster, a flour sifter or anything that has a fine sieve. Outside, it will wash away in a rain and will have to be reapplied. Inside, if you need to, you should clean it up with either a vacuum with a HEPA filter or a damp mop or cloth. The DE that you should avoid is for pool filtration. The DE for pool filtration is made completely different. It has large crystals that are very damaging to the lungs and has added chemicals which are poisonous. It should only be used as intended and not around your house, pets or gardens.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works PERFECT on bed bugs Don't know where the came from, but one day they started coming out of my 3 month old NEW Sectional Couch. I researched a couple of days for the best product to us to get rid of these nasty bed bugs, different sites gave DE great reviews. Went to HomeDepot and purchased 4lb bag for $9.00.. Put DE inside of sectional, on the floor around the couch and any spaces where they could hide. I also used HotShot Bed Bug and flea spray along with DE. Use Hotshot then put down DE around base of walls and around and inside of sectional (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A WELL VENTILATED AREA when spraying Hotshot bed bug and flea spray) 48 hrs later NO BED BUGS SEEN!!!!
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly effective against bed bugs! In about June of this year, my roommate noticed a bed bug on my clothing. I never had bed bugs, so I didn't think it was truly that. Shortly after that, I started to get crazy amounts of bites on my legs, arms, and hands mostly. They itched A LOT more than mosquito bites, they burned and were way more irritated. As time went on, in this month and last month, I was getting bitten in significant amounts, and then I started finding bed bugs crawling on my bed and I at night. Upon inspection of my bed the next day I found about 10 of them. A few days ago, upon another inspection, I found more of them and eggs. My roommate's husband suggested to me a bed bug killing powder, which was this when I searched it up. I applied it 2 nights ago and for the first time in months since I first got bit up and found them, I slept peacefully and woke up with no bites. I found 1-2 since then covered in powder but right after I did, they were dead due to the diatomaceous earth. I highly recommend this as someone that couldn't afford to hire an exterminator. It saved my life and ended my nightmare. GREAT low cost way to get rid of bed bugs and other crawlers.
Date published: 2016-09-01
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