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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
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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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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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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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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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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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can you put it on your dog as flee power ?

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This probably would not hurt your dog but just to be on the safe side...I would use food grade DE since the dog will probably lick it.
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Absolutely, positively. Best natural flea and tick powder ever invented by God. It tends to dry the skin so don't "go crazy" with on-pet application, but see statement one.
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YEP! Works well and safely.
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This product should not be applied directly to pets. It can be used in the home around cracks and crevices to help control fleas.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 198 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 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. September 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Seemed to help It really does make a terrible mess of the house, but with a toddler at home we didn't want anything toxic. In combination with flea traps in every room and Advantage for the cat, we seem to have gotten the infestation under control. Not sure how much the DE actually did, but I can't complain about the end result. At least it vacuums out well and left the carpet no worse for the wear. August 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it!!!! I found out I had them and instead of waiting for pest control, I went to Home Depot and bought this powder. Been using it ever since. No bed bugs at all! This stuff really works!!! August 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worth it's weight in gold! I had a problem with a bug infestation and this stuff stopped them dead in there tracks!! It's incredible that this stuff works so well and yet it's non-toxic. August 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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 Worked great! Will buy again (if needed) I like this product because it is natural and kid and pet safe. Worked great to keep pests away, especially those annoying ants. I noticed a big decrease in silver fish, beetles, slugs and ants. I will buy again if needed. Great product and reasoanbly priced. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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
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