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4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer
  • Safer Brand
  • Model 51703
  • Internet #206857782
  • Store SO SKU #578087

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

$947 /each
Discontinued Model:

Model # 51702

Internet #202743025

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

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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Product Overview

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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Product Depth (in.)
4.60 in
Product Height (in.)
16 in
Product Width (in.)
11 in


Application Type
Concentrated or Ready to Use
Ready to use
Pest Type
Safe for Edibles
Safe for Pets

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Customer Questions & Answers

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
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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Customer Reviews

4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 211.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Quality Product Totally satisfied!First of all we had no pets or children.Purchased a plastic mustard container with a long spout.Poured this product via the nozzle along every carpet/wall seam in a small amount.Poured a small amount between box/matress edges and around bed frame legs in small amounts.Within 1 day we noticed dead bugs,one was on the wall and when I touched turned into powder!Anyway,after 1 week we have our life back as these were here from previous residents and living in walls and carpet areas.strongly recommend this product as the small amounts we used we not unsightly and highly effective.Constantly wash your hands after any contact just to be safe =)
Date published: 2013-09-28
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 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 4 out of 5 by from Effective but messy So this really works, its been a killing field for little critters in the garage and outside the edge of my house. However you really need some kind of applicator, don't expect to just toss this stuff around because it will be too thick and you then have a bunch of white dust everywhere. Get some kind of puffer to spray it into those tight spaces where the bugs will go and you won't see. Roaches and ants are dying everywhere, and my spider problem seems to be under control. But this stuff is very difficult to clean up unless you spray it with a hose and it will leave a white residue that takes several attempts to truly get rid of.
Date published: 2013-10-01
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 works so good have no fear. i got it and had a war .. use a sock .. scoop it in.. and just kinda shake the sock . it will help get it into the cracks and crevices.. no signs of life after 2 weeks. would you rather have a little white dust on your clothes for a bit or something crawling up ur legs.. seriously. i slept fine with it all around .. i didnt even clean it up for 2 or 3 months cause i wanted to obliterate everything. just change the vac flter after... no regrets. companies will say it doesnt work so you can keep paying them for their service... take actions into your own hands and get the best sleep u had in a while. i'm not telling u what to do but just sharing my experience... There is NO other way.
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grest product I read about Diatomaceous Earth online when I had a flea infestation last year. What a powdery mess! But it worked! I sprinkled the Diatomaceous Earth on the carpet near the base boards and use a broom to sweep the powder around on the carpet. I left the power on for a couple of days then started vacuuming very 2 days and no more bugs or fleas! It also works in the yard for ant and ground bug control. I use a fertilizer spreader and work my way from the perimeter of the house out. This drives the bugs way from the house! Will do this in the yard every spring at least twice. It is a bit messy, but cheaper than all those other products out there. Here's a hint: vinegar, salt and dish soap sprayed on poison ivy and other weeds will kill them.
Date published: 2013-04-19
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