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Safer Brand 7 oz. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer

Safer Brand

7 oz. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer

$748 /each

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This organic pest control formula is ideal for killing ants, earwigs, cockroaches, silverfish, crickets, millipedes and centipedes. The Safer Brand ant and crawling insect killer utilizes diatomaceous earth (AKA silicon dioxide) which includes a bait formula that kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours. Works indoors and outdoors when kept dry. The efficient nature of this organic pest control product makes it the most economical and convenient solution to the wide array of garden annoyances on the market. OMRI Listed and compliant for use in organic gardening.

  • 7 oz. powder presentation
  • Contains diatomaceous earth (77.69%)
  • Kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours
  • Works indoors or outdoors
  • Kills cockroaches, ants, earwigs, silverfish, crickets, millipedes and centipedes
  • OMRI listed and compliant for use in organic gardening

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Customer Questions & Answers

How long does it have to be kept on? I was planning on putting on my rugs and furniture.

Asked by: jenn
This product can be applied in cracks and crevices, along baseboards, and around stoves, sinks and refrigerators. The product will kill insects within 48 hours of ingestion. We would recommend repeating treatment as necessary.
Answered by: Safer Consumer Support
Date published: 2016-03-03

Is this safe around humens

Kids on play ground
Asked by: George
Yes, the insect killer is safe around humans.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-04-10

Is this food grade? Is it safe for pets?

Asked by: SKEETER
Is this harmful to animals?
Answered by: Kathstaff
Date published: 2016-11-01

Can this be easily sprayed into electrical outlets?

Asked by: Diana
It is not recommended to apply this product into an electrical outlet. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Answered by: ConsumerCare
Date published: 2016-09-29
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Customer Reviews

7 oz. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product So far so good. Solved my ant infestation in 48 hours of use.
Date published: 2011-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Took care of the problem immediately This is simply the best product of its kind. We use it for ant prevention, and this year we also used it for a problem with earwigs. The product dispenses easily, and takes care of the insect problems, and we don't have to worry about our pets, birds, etc. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-06-24
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