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Safer Brand 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
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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
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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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October 22, 2016
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This product can be used to kill adult and newly hatched bed bugs. It will not kill the 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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Looking for suggestions on how to apply the powder.

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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?
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I use a turkey bastor. Works well if you're trying to avoid a vapor. I was told it can be tough for sinuses
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I bought those catsup and mustard plastic bottles. Using a funnel scooped DT into bottle.
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I use a fine kitchen sieve to sprinkle it on plants...
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I spent a dollar at the Dollar store for a can of Lays chips to get the oval shaped blue plastic can. I used a small nail heated up to make holes in the lid. Worked GREAT. You can use it as a shaker or you can lightly squeeze the can to puff it as a duster. Worked as well or better than the similar duster they sell for $8 (plus shipping) online.
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Somewhere I read that a clean ketchup bottle was used. Hope this helps. I am going to try this tomorrow
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This product can be applied using gloves. We would not recommend using any type of bottle or shaker.
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Can I use this product on fruit trees or vegetable plants

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October 22, 2016
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We do not recommend using this product in gardens or on plants. It is not intended for consumption.
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You can mix up a couple of tablespoons and drink it...some people do. NOT recommended, but yes, it is safe safe safe. Mostly used in silos in the midwest to keep the critters at bay (6-legged). Very safe, just a kind of odd-shaped silicon (sand). Yes, it doesn't harm any invertebrates whatsoever
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May 4, 2016
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No, you can not use this product on fruit trees or vegetable plants.
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No,you can not use it on any living thing that includes plants.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 209 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great! Used this for colony of ants and did its job quickly! also heard this can be used for yellowjacket bees and carpenter bee nests. Just a quick spray and should eradicate the colony. Will certainly keep this bag handy for future use. October 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Diamtomaceous Earth Powder This bedbug powder is the best I used around my whole apartment do not use if you got pets in the apartment or house. I highly recommend this product October 20, 2016
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 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.**** October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It works! I bought it to get rid of household centipedes, and I no longer see them October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. October 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Seems to do the job We have had 6 to 8 millipedes per day, and now that I have spread this product outside along the foundation, maybe 1 every other day at most. We've used it only about a month, so I'll have better idea next summer after longer use. September 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great Got rid of those pesky fleas. Is safe to use in the house - in carpets, or around baseboards. Will buy again. September 20, 2016
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