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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by msSilver TO Florida Users -- Ant Control w Diatomaceous Earth
Can't imagine why diatomaceous especially the natural form wouldn't work with ants even in Florida, but its crawling insect control properties must be renewed once the product gets wet. So, in highly humid conditions it could be challenging to use.
So, I have a tip that worked for me in San Pedro, CA (in an area just north of Point Ferman, north of the new high school in that area) -- I used Stevia. For a $6.45 bag that then lasted me a year in my tea and smoothie drinks. I sprinkled Stevia out of the bag liberally in the backyard area where the ants' nest appeared to be located.
Voila! No more ants through the rainy season etc. This terrible infestation in the backyard that moved into the kitchen and bathroom during summer weather times -- that commercial pest control companies had failed to eliminate -- has not reappeared for at least 5 years now.
Stevia application didn't effect the family's pets -- dogs, cats, turtles and other animals that inhabited or walked through the backyard either. I suspect Stevia had the same effect on the insects internal system as diatomaceous earth is described as having (search Wikipedia for "diatomaceous earth") without human respiratory backlash. A win-win! Now, if I could just find a natural solution to the very smart mouse that runs thru my living room each night around 10:30 pm. Cheese in the spring traps, and sticky plastic trays, as well as the Vitamin K pellets have all failed to eliminate this very potentially destructive and dangerous rodent. Any ideas would be most appreciated.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shaaliyah Does What It Says: kills bugs
I had bed bugs and bought this hoping it would help, it did! Haven't seen one since.
I saw a silverfish a few months ago...put more powder down in different places, haven't seen one since!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by turtlegirl Works quite well.
Seems to be very effective on our sugar ants. We still have a few stray sugar ants here and there, but better control then paying for the exterminator to come through and spray 'safe' chemicals all over. Side note, the 7oz bottle’s pour spout is a little ‘tricky’, the product tends to push out of spout in large 'puffs" rather then what I had expected, a smaller steady stream. Therefore just be careful about when you go to dispense.
May 14, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by beckys DE works great
Have used DE on our garden this summer with PHENOMENAL results. Out of 40 pounds of broccoli that was put up, only 1 (ONE) insect found. ONE!!!! Rest of garden produce was also clear of damage... our FIRST year without losing significant product to cut worms and other free-loaders!!! Requires re-dusting after rain, but a small price to eliminate using toxic dusts and chemicals.
December 23, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TR6Canuck does work, be patient
D/earth does work. It just takes a day or two. It does work on adult ants, contrary to some posts. The biggest downside is using it outdoors as it washes away.
August 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hoover Good product
So far so good. Solved my ant infestation in 48 hours of use.
June 2, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bouncdchk Did not work
It didn't work at ALL.
Not one single ant was killed! I would have been better off using boiling water, and much cheaper.
Though in it's defense, I believe I have super fire ants. I've seen then carrying away my dogs toys and playing catch with them.
April 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by antkiller Worked a little bit, but not well enough for me
I used this and it killed some of the fire ants, but not nearly enough. I bought 2 other brands, and the fire ants are now GONE!
May 28, 2013