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4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer
  • Safer Brand
  • Model 51703
  • Internet #206857782
  • Store SO SKU #578087

4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer

Discontinued Model:

Model # 51702

Internet #202743025

Safer Brand 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
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Safer Brand Discontinued

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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Product Overview

  • 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
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
  • Note: product may vary by store

Product Overview

  • 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
Model #: 51702
Internet #: 202743025

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
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.60 in
Product Height (in.)
16 in
Product Width (in.)
11 in

Details

Application Type
Dust
Concentrated or Ready to Use
Ready to use
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor,Outdoor
Organic
Yes
Pest Control Type
Lawn Insect Control
Pest Type
Ants,Crickets,Earwigs,Millipedes,Roaches,Silverfish
Returnable
90-Day
Safe for Edibles
No
Safe for Pets
No

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.60 in
Product Height (in.)
16 in
Product Width (in.)
11 in

Details

Application Type
Dust
Concentrated or Ready to Use
Ready to use
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor,Outdoor
Organic
Yes
Pest Control Type
Lawn Insect Control
Pest Type
Ants,Crickets,Earwigs,Millipedes,Roaches,Silverfish
Returnable
90-Day
Safe for Edibles
No
Safe for Pets
No

Questions & Answers

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.

Asked by: memaw
YES....BUT IT MUST BE HUMAN GRADE!!!!!!!!!!! ORGANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered by: Jan
Date published: 2017-01-09

Looking for suggestions on how to apply the powder.

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?
Asked by: greenthumb
Try to create a reusable shaker out of an old Comet or other scrubbable powder container.
Answered by: Val
Date published: 2017-01-03

Can I use this product on fruit trees or vegetable plants

Asked by: Eddie
ONLY BUY LABELED" FOOD GRADE ORGANIC "
Answered by: Jan
Date published: 2016-11-11

Does it kill bedbugs eggs???

Asked by: TriceJ
This product can be used to kill adult and newly hatched bed bugs. It will not kill the eggs.
Answered by: Safer Consumer Support
Date published: 2016-10-22
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Customer Reviews

4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 211.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from kills bed bugs!!!! My husband was being eaten alive by these critters. The bites first appeared in Jan 2014, at first we were in denial because we never saw any. Over time the bites kept increasing and oddly enough he was the only one being attacked! Based on pics we found on the internet we knew it had to be bed bugs. I used a small flour sifter, a yellow pointy nose mustard bottle from the dollar store with a face mask an gently squirted this magical powder along the base board throughout the apartment, the crevice of the coach, night stand, dresser, foot of the bed and chairs. Sprinkled with sifter under the mattress and sofa seats. I had a heavy hand when applying. Started noticing a difference immediately. Two days after applying this stuff we finally saw a couple slowly moving in the bathroom covered in powder. By the end of the week no more bites!!! Two months later and still no more bugs. With the help of Neosporine ( boy did he scratch them) his embarrassing bite marks are almost gone.
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, works!!! After our apartment was given a heat treatment for bed bugs, we still decided to move out and throw away most of our furniture. To help prevent any kind of traveling bugs, I bought this bag of DIATOMACEOUS earth from our local Home Depot. I sprinkled the DIATOMACEOUS earth along the walls of our entire home, giving about two hours for the fine dust to settle. Not only did I get peace of mind knowing this product can naturally get rid of bed bugs and is safe for pets and kids, but we also solved our ant problem. When I clean our living room, I also find other dead bugs.This product works and will last you a long time since you don't need much for indoor use. Tips: Use a dust mask to prevent inhalation, use gloves to protect your hands, and give the fine dust time to settle before entering the room; which is why I would do this when your family is going to be out of the home for awhile. This would also be a great defense for outside the home as well.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product & safe alternative to liquid pesticides! I was surprised with an mild infestation of roaches (yeah I said it) in my house during the spring. It appears they were drawn to my dog's food bowl and continued on toward my kitchen. I was grossed out after seeing one or two scale my cabinet and realized pesticide sprays (ex. Raid) weren't as effective and dangerous to my health. So, I looked online for non-hazardous pesticide options & found diatomaceous earth listed as an alternative with high recommendations. After dusting & heavy sprinkling this powder throughout my cabinets, windows, open cracks, especially along edges...I HAVE NOT SEEN 1 INSECT!! THIS STUFF IS A MIRACLE :) For one week I left this dust down throughout the kitchen being careful not to expose the dust to water or moisture. After 1 month, I still have yet to see any bugs! I am convinced that this product is awesome.
Date published: 2012-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safe to believe in SAFER I discovered I had those pesky bed bugs in my apartment. After considerable research, I decided to purchase DE. I went to my local Home Depot and luckily they had one bag remaining and the associate told me everyone has this problem so I didn't feel so embarrassed to purchase this for bed bugs. I applied it with a slender paint brush for the cracks and crevices and plastic bottle (like the ones see in restaurant). i used a mask to over my mouth and gloves to cover my hands. I read where someone didn't use gloves and their hands dried out pretty bad.Within 5 days,I was seeing died out bugs here and there. It has been 3 weeks and I haven't seen anymore live ones. So I know it's working. I will continue to use this brand and will continue to purchase it at Home Depot because it works. The price is right for the amount of product you get.
Date published: 2012-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silverfish and Ants infesting your baseboards? I opened the tip of the bag into a spout and after cleaning, I coated my infested baseboards and linoleum with this powder;' poured/shook out straight from the bag. It was like chemical warfare, yo! I kept my eye on the situation for a while (5 min) and when I realized that a new bunch was crawlin to the surface I hit em' again, like POW! I haven't seen a single ant or silverfish in two days! (Get air circulating with windows open. Wear facemask if you use a broom to sweep it into corners and be gentle or you'll need eye protection too, but it doesn't even itch to get it on your fingers, just dries your skin a little) Sweep a small-medium sized line against ALL the baseboards and leave that unobtrusive powder sit. So far it's kept them out. Only took about a third of the bag but the area covered was small so it could get expensive for larger homes/infestations. Definitely give this product a try.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best product I tried so far I had ants in my kitchen, bathroom and my daughter's room!! It was so annoying that I started chasing them and killing them instead of looking for their nest!! I dislike ants and insects big time especially when they invade my own home. It seemed to me that every ant killer we used only killed some of them and the rest just spread wider throughout the house!!!!! I read about "safer" in blogs and I liked the idea that it was organic and the fact that it was made of powder made me like it even more. When I bought it, I sprinkled it in every corner of the house: windows, balcony, in front of my apartment and I started noticing the effect in few hours. In two days, all the ants were gone. I am so glad I found it and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has any insects crawling in their house, even if you don't have any, this would make an excellent preventive measure to sprinkle it both in your home and around the house. I have carpet, so it really helps because could easily hide and make decent nest for themselves without me noticing!!
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pest Control in the Home Roommate was getting bitten by some unknown bug which caused painful itching and rather angry red bumps a doctor believed was evidence of an allergic reaction.. I was not effected. So, an application of this powder to bed frame, floor underneath and around bed, as well as any wooden part of the bed combined with a liberal spraying of the Raid spray intended for the suspected bug group seems to have brought relief to a very pesky problem. The issue with bugs is that the parent may be eliminated today, but the larvae in its growth stage remains unaffected and then hatches and in a period of 2 weeks the cycle of human misery can resume unless this time intensive process is repeated. Additionally, if you have COPD, respiratory conditions or your lungs are sensitive to dust and chemicals, these products should be used with caution and always wear a mask to protect yourself.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grest product I read about Diatomaceous Earth online when I had a flea infestation last year. What a powdery mess! But it worked! I sprinkled the Diatomaceous Earth on the carpet near the base boards and use a broom to sweep the powder around on the carpet. I left the power on for a couple of days then started vacuuming very 2 days and no more bugs or fleas! It also works in the yard for ant and ground bug control. I use a fertilizer spreader and work my way from the perimeter of the house out. This drives the bugs way from the house! Will do this in the yard every spring at least twice. It is a bit messy, but cheaper than all those other products out there. Here's a hint: vinegar, salt and dish soap sprayed on poison ivy and other weeds will kill them.
Date published: 2013-04-19
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