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4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer

$8.97 /each
  • 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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Dimensions

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

Details

Application Type 
Dust 
Concentrated or Ready to Use 
Ready to use 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Indoor,Outdoor 
Organic 
Yes 
Pest Type 
Ants,Crickets,Earwigs,Millipedes,Roaches,Silverfish 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Safe for Edibles 
No 
Safe for Pets 
No 

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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.

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May 15, 2016
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Yes, but ONY if you buy FOOD GRADE D.EARTH. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. DONT ALLOW YOURSELF OR YOUR PETS TO BREATHE THE DUST CREATED AS YOU APPLY.
Read up online about this amazing product and how to use it for your situation.
But remember...FOOD GRADE. This package does not say food grade.
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flea buster is the best and enviromental friendlly for the whole family and pets. highly recomemded. I have used it and Im a pet lover as well. Follow instructions. Fleabuster.com
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To use it on pets, or honestly even indoors (where it can be inhaled) at all, you need to get FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth.
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The best way to get rid of them is Boric Acid powder. Sprinkle it on the carpet, brush it in. It will dry out the eggs and the fleas will be gone
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NO! After calling the manufacturer they say do not use it where it can come in contact with humans or pets. Only use it in cracks and crevices. It can become airborne at any time and should never be inhaled by us or our furry friends.
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I do beleave it would be fine. One person said she put it on her dogs and the were fine. They diid not get sick.
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Yes it kills many insects and fleas are one of them. Also safe for your pets !
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Fleas are structurally similar to bedbugs and are considered much easier to get rid of than bedbugs. Diatomaceous earth will kill fleas in much the same manner but instead of affecting their lipid system, they will attack the carapace and cause uncontrollable internal bleeding. Remember that killing fleas requires a two pronged attack that must include egg management and elimination. Beating and Read More
Fleas are structurally similar to bedbugs and are considered much easier to get rid of than bedbugs. Diatomaceous earth will kill fleas in much the same manner but instead of affecting their lipid system, they will attack the carapace and cause uncontrollable internal bleeding. Remember that killing fleas requires a two pronged attack that must include egg management and elimination. Beating and vacuuming the rugs and treating pets are some steps that need to be taken to remove the eggs. Try not to run the vacuum cleaner directly over the powder since it will possibly damage the unit and introduce DE powder into the air. Read Less
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This product can be used in the home as directed to control fleas.
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June 30, 2015
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The Safer Brand Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is not intended for fleas and is not pet friendly.
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Does it kill bedbugs eggs???

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Yes
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It's probably not effective at killing eggs, since diatomaceous earth kills by slicing open things that crawl through it. Regular use of a steam cleaner would be far more effective at bed bug control.
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I'm not sure. I think the insects have to be alive and walk across the powder in order to die. I wouldn't chance using it on bed bug eggs.
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April 26, 2016
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No, the product will not work on bed bugs.
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While it will kill adult bedbugs and is devastating to the juvenile critters, it will not destroy eggs.
While it seems that you would be wasting your time, to kill the critters before they come mature is a sure fire way to prevent more eggs.
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How can I use DE when the bed bugs are located in the couch of the living room?

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I have a small infestation of bed bugs located in the living room in my home. I've killed most of the bigger ones, but when I sat down again, the little ones come out. Can I use DE on the couch?
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Sprinkle it all over your house, then vacuum up in a couple of days, including the couch. The couch, nor you or your family, will not have any ill effects. However, any exoskeletal creature, ie. 6 or 8-legged bugs, will not survive. Research the mechanism by which DE works and you should understand the how and why. The only caution is that it's a very, very fine powder, and as such, can dry out your skin Read More
Sprinkle it all over your house, then vacuum up in a couple of days, including the couch. The couch, nor you or your family, will not have any ill effects. However, any exoskeletal creature, ie. 6 or 8-legged bugs, will not survive. Research the mechanism by which DE works and you should understand the how and why. The only caution is that it's a very, very fine powder, and as such, can dry out your skin if you don't use gloves to disseminate the (sprinkle) the product. Read Less
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You can use this anywhere. Just don't let the kids or pets handle it.
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Hey Blueknight,
just to clarify, I'm no way affiliated with home depot or in any way represent this product, so don't consider me to be 100% correct in this post. However, I did use this product for beg bugs and had the same issue with my new upholstered fabric couch.
If your couch is leather, this stuff will clean up very easy, or at least easier than other type of material of couches. If your couch Read More
Hey Blueknight,
just to clarify, I'm no way affiliated with home depot or in any way represent this product, so don't consider me to be 100% correct in this post. However, I did use this product for beg bugs and had the same issue with my new upholstered fabric couch.
If your couch is leather, this stuff will clean up very easy, or at least easier than other type of material of couches. If your couch is a type of microfiber or cotton, I would not recommend it, as this stuff is a very fine powder and will probably seep through. What I would suggest, is to cover your couch with some type of plastic material to keep the bugs from escaping, though I've heard that could take months to starve out bed bugs.
I eventually slept on the floor in my living room in front of the couch for a few nights to draw the bugs out and surrounded myself in a circle of this powder. I did this for a week, I haven't seen a bed bug for 2 months now.
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For bedbugs the package says "take bed apart. Dust into joints and channels. If hollow, (square or round tubing) see that the interior of the framework is well dusted. Mattresses should be dusted, especially tufts, folds, and edges. Picture frame molding and all cracks and crevices in the room should be treated.
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This can be applied to the couch, but we would recommend covering it with a sheet or blanket as it is a very dusty product.
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Will it harm to human being when use around the house?

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Base on the description of the bag stated, "Kills insects by ingestion and dehydration."
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I used it and i have a family of four. No problems.
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Yes, but as long as you don't touch it and as long as you have good ventilation(open doors/windows, turn on fans) you shouldn't have a problem. If you do touch it, wash it off with water for a few minutes.
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It is suggested to wear a dust mask for prolonged exposure, avoid eye contact. Avoid breathing the dust. Adequate ventilation.
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September 9, 2015
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This product is not harmful unless inhaled.
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No it doesn't harm people or your pets. The dust when applying may bother you so be careful when sprinkling it around your house and it does make a mess but the benefits far outweigh these minor issues.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 188 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. April 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Natural Bug Control This really works. Every summer we are inundated with ants and it takes a combination of chemicals and traps to get rid of them. I used it on the outside perimeter of the house and up against the baseboards on the inside. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIATOMACEOUS EARTH ANT AND CRAWLING INSECT KILLER In an effort to stay environmentally safe i chose this product July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Non-resealable bag - poor quality control Not so Safer bag, just redesign it if you don't know how to do quality control. I had to put it in another bag and seal with a twist tie. June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Satisfied This product was fast and easy to use, will buy again June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ant solution Worked great! Haven't seen a black ant in 3 weeks. Also felt safe using this product around my pets June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Insect killer I used my boiler room and stairs work very well and I don't see any more June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product I was surprised at just how far a single bag goes. May 24, 2016
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