Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 193
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by doitmyselfthanks 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by ML Fleas
Bought this product after noticing bites...ongoing for about 2 weeks thinking we had gnat problem. Turned out it was fleas. We took in a sofa from a friend who said there were bugs but was not specifically told what kind. We also just moved in to our new apt which we noticed several days later that the carpets were not washed because our feet were turning up dirty inside the house! So, we sprinkled DE on all our carpets and sofa. Left it on for 4 days and vacuumed. Noticed no flea bites for about 2 days then bites began appearing again. We had also set up flea traps prior and during DE, which also helped kill 2 to 3 fleas each day. So, we put DE again on our carpet, along with flea trap. Still getting bitten...our trap has killed another 3 so far. Let's not forget the ones we have killed ourselves. I'm planning to leave DE on for up to a week this time, hoping it will give better results. Im the only one getting bitten out of 3 people. Why?! Overall, not sure how I am feeling about this product at all..
August 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skai 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.
August 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BVen This WORKS!!!
We had everything from ants of different sizes to earwigs to those giant tree roaches/Palmetto bugs. I smashed insects on a daily basis despite having a pest service that costs us like $250 a year and have to keep calling them to come back. I was so sick of the bugs & someone told me about D.E. I actually did not think it would work... was I wrong. I put some in a cleaned out spice jar and some in a hair color applicator bottle. I applied with the tint bottle like I was caulking things all around the house like a barrier indoors at every baseboard, window & door frames (we have white baseboards so you cant see it and then outdoors all around the base of the house and inside our screened in porch. I did get a little crazy with it outdoors- I sprinkled it on some of the walls where the roaches liked to hang out at night (Icck!). Well... I don't have any bugs since the day I did that (It has been over a month and a half) Even our bug guy who came out for a scheduled visit said he shouldn't tell us but the DE works better than anything he could spray and did not spray inside or anywhere he saw the powder outside. On top of it working, it is safe & odor free. SO, save yourself $$ and aggravation and try it!!
July 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Java Best weapon in my war. You are walking dead bedbugs!
I have been battling bed bugs for just over a week with spray stuff and bug catchers. I also vacuumed the heck out of my bed and chair. I almost have it under control. I wish I had discovered this as soon as it started or even did preventive measures when I moved in! Anyways. I will always have this stuff and it will be my first thing when I move some where.
One of the things I am going to do as soon as I get home from work today is, get dog bowl put some painters tape around it and on the inside. Rough it up with sandpaper so the bugs have something to grab on to. Put some activated yeast in a cup (the CO2 will attract them) and put it in the middle of the bowl. I am going to put some Diatomaceous Earth the bowl. I want them to get back out. I want them to go back to their hiding spots with DE on them to spread around to their buddies and babies. Bwahaha. Heck, I don't know every spot they hide but they do. :D
Last night, I prepared my vacuum by vacuuming up some DE. After I vacuumed and spread some DE around on my bed, I spread whatever was remaining on my hands where they like to bite. On my arms, belly and legs. When I laid down I said, "OK. Come and get me! You die."
I have a lot of work ahead of me to get my place DE'd completely. But I feel much better already.
August 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ChrisG Didn't work!
Don't waste your time. Tried using this because of all the good reviews. Didn't get rid of my black ant problem. On to something else!
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SamGs 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 andy DIATOMACEOUS EARTH ANT AND CRAWLING INSECT KILLER
In an effort to stay environmentally safe i chose this product
July 12, 2016