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

  • Diatomaceous Earth dust kills insects by dehydration/ingestion
  • Eradicates bedbugs, cockroaches, ants, fleas, centipedes & more
  • Powder is ready to use directly from the container
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Safer Brand ant and crawling insect killer's 100% diatomaceous earth pest control formula is ideal for killing ants, earwigs, cockroaches, silverfish, crickets, fleas, millipedes, and centipedes. 100% diatomaceous earth kills insects by ingestion and/or dehydration within 48 hours. Works indoors and outdoors when kept dry.
  • Diatomaceous earth-based powder is a highly effective ant killer, 4 lb. re-sealable bag
  • Kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours indoors or outdoors
  • Also, for bed bug, cockroach, flea, earwig, silverfish, cricket, millipede and centipede control
  • Insects cannot develop a resistance to it since there are no chemicals to build immunity from
  • Indoor use: lightly coat a thin layer of dust in the areas where pests are found or may hide, such as cracks and crevices, behind and beneath stoves, refrigerators, sinks, cabinets, garbage cans, around pipes and drains, window frames, and in attics and basements
  • Outdoor use: lightly coat areas where pests are found or may hide, including windows, door frames and sills, and outside of entryways
  • Apply directly to insects where possible; repeat treatment as necessary
  • Advisable to wear a protective mask during prolonged exposure to formula
  • Formula remains potent when kept dry; 4 lb. re-sealable bag keeps contents protected
  • This product is applicable for the following pest types: Roaches, Ants, Earwigs, Silverfish, Crickets, Millipedes, Fleas
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Pest Common NameAnts,Crickets,Earwigs,Fleas,RoachesAnts,Fleas,Spiders,TicksAntsAphids
Application TypeDustGranularDustDust
Garden Pest LocationNot for Garden UseEvergreens,Lawns,Perennials,Shade Trees,ShrubsLawnsEvergreens,Flowers,Ornamentals,Perennials
LocationHome,PerimeterGarden,Lawn,PerimeterLawnGarden,Home,Perimeter
Safe for EdiblesNoNoNoNo
Indoor/OutdoorIndoor,OutdoorOutdoorOutdoorIndoor,Outdoor
Concentrated or Ready to UseReady to useReady to useReady to useReady to use
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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
Garden Pest Location
Not for Garden Use
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor,Outdoor
Location
Home,Perimeter
Organic
Organic
Pack Size
1
Pest Common Name
Ants,Crickets,Earwigs,Fleas,Roaches
Pest Control Type
Lawn Insect Control
Primary Active Ingredient
Diatomaceous earth
Product Weight (oz.)
64 oz
Returnable
90-Day
Safe for Edibles
No
Safe for Pets
No

Questions & Answers

165Questions33Answers

is this product safe around dogs?

Asked by JoJo May 9, 2021
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If the diatomaceous earth is food grade, meaning it can be used in kitchens, then yes it is safe around animals. I have used food grade d-earth around my home and yard. Do NOT use d-earth meant for pools.

Will this kill spiders?

Asked by Lynn March 9, 2021
3
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Absolutely. Anything that has an exoskeleton. It will cut into their exterior from contact. Since their exoskeleton doesn’t continually grow like skin, they dehydrated from their now exposed innards not having protection.

After purchasing and doing some more research I believe I’m looking for the FOOD GRADE. Believe m...

Asked by 315SupermomJessica January 21, 2021
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The Diatomaceous Earth you bought is not "food grade" but from everything I've read it's safe to use as directed in the home. Spray it in cracks and on surfaces where fleas seem to congregate. Although it's not poisonous, it's not good to breathe, so wear a mask. Safer Brand does make a "food grade" product but it's not for pest control (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Safer-Brand-4-lb-Diatomaceous-Earth-Food-Grade-Animal-Feed-Additive-51704/310337288).

Is it safe to use on firewood thats stored in the garage waiting to be burned? Big carpentar ant are all over the wood.

Asked by JulieB January 9, 2021
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Yes it is. However, I would knock off the loose DE before burning the wood. Make sure to wear a mask when you do this.

Will this kill spider crickets?

Asked by Edward November 5, 2020
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I'm sure it will as it kills roaches. And roaches are beasts to kill

How harsh is this? My wife has asthma and cannot breathe in these harsh chemicals. I have wall to...

Asked by kazy September 9, 2020
5
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According to the directions, you should not breath it. It should not be applied in heavy traffic areas. It can cause dust to rise.

What is the best type of container to use this for dusting?

Asked by Cheryl September 2, 2020
4
Answers

No it doesn't work on bed bugs.

Will this kill slugs and snails?

Asked by Jan August 20, 2020
3
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I do not think it will kill slugs or snails. It is used to cut the legs of insects and dehydrate them.

How is this product broadcast in my yard?

Asked by Tom1 August 6, 2020
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I did not use it in the yard. I purchased the dusting bottle with a small amount in it. Use the bag to refill it. I used it in the house In electrical outlets around the feet of my bed, chairs and along the edges of the walls.

Is it effective at killing a colony, or only the ants that crawl over it?

Asked by JoeB July 22, 2020
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DIATOMACEOUS EARTH is NOT a poison. It is very tiny, broken shells (diatoms) that cut insects that crawl over it. Insects don't heal like animals, they "bleed out" and die.

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Customer Reviews

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works!
make sure u wear a mask it drys out the air. I treated the whole house and the animals even kittens!! works within 30 min no flea lived. yes a bit messy but soooooo worth it.
by jzip4264
Response from Woodstream TeamNov 13, 2020
Thank you for sharing this feedback. This product is not recommended for use on animals.
Verdict still out. Don’t know if it’s helping. See photo....
Verdict still out. Don’t know if it’s helping. See photo.
by YNGVE
Response from Woodstream TeamOct 9, 2020
Thank you for sharing your feedback.
Does not get rid of fleas-at all!
If you are using this for fleas save yourself money and just use a fogger. This did not work and just left a huge mess everywhere and dust like we were living in a construction. Had to call a carpet company to clean it up due to the dust breaking our vacuum and leaving clouds of it everywhere. Do not recommend especially for fleas.
by Rey
Response from Woodstream TeamOct 6, 2020
Thank you for this feedback.
1 person found this helpful
This is so good I love it. Ants galore I have had. Couldn't use any insect stuff have dogs, but w...
This is so good I love it. Ants galore I have had. Couldn't use any insect stuff have dogs, but with this it is safe and since I had so many ants it is taking awhile but it sure does the trick. The ants were coming in the house haven't seen any since I have been using this. Every time I see a trail just follow it and put the powder on them and they are goners. Also do fleas and other insects and I did have a trail in the washroom which I gave a dusting too. Easy to clean up with the vac. If you have bugs try this it is amazing.
by jeanette
Response from Woodstream TeamOct 24, 2019
Thank you for sharing this feedback.
9 people found this helpful
A few weeks ago we adopted a kitten from our local humane society. As you might imagine, she came...
A few weeks ago we adopted a kitten from our local humane society. As you might imagine, she came with fleas. But she's so little, we were reluctant to use anything on her with insecticide. We had heard you could use food grade diatomaceous earth, so we tried Safer Brand. It works! You don't have to use a lot, it's non-toxic and it doesn't smell bad. This 4 lb. bag will last quite a while, too. I'm a fan!
by Cougar52
Response from Safer Consumer SupportAug 29, 2019
Thank you for this feedback. While we are happy to hear that this product worked for you, it is not recommended to be used directly on skin or on pets. saferbrand
14 people found this helpful
I bought this to charge a diatom filter for a shrimp tank and it works just fine. I use it to ma...
I bought this to charge a diatom filter for a shrimp tank and it works just fine. I use it to make a micron water filter more efficient. The bag is sturdy and not likely to spill. And diatomaceous earth, chalk dust, was used as far back as ancient Egypt for insect control. It's non toxic and is even used in human food. The incredible edible diatom.
by Fuzzy456
13 people found this helpful
This is My third bag and I have seen less bugs inside my home.. I like this product because it’s ...
This is My third bag and I have seen less bugs inside my home.. I like this product because it’s pet friendly too.. That’s very important to me because I have 2 chihuahuas at home..
by Dvora
25 people found this helpful
This product works well to slow down harvester ants defoliating my Chinese Elm and Pomegranate tr...
This product works well to slow down harvester ants defoliating my Chinese Elm and Pomegranate trees. I spread it around base of the trees and around the ant mounds. Soon after they close up shop for awhile and pop up somewhere else in the yard.
by TOPKAT
6 people found this helpful
Use this for home pest control. No flies, fleas, or ants for quite some time. Also a great deterr...
Use this for home pest control. No flies, fleas, or ants for quite some time. Also a great deterrent for spiders and anything creepy crawly. Use it in the kennels aka makeshift hallway kennel to control fleas and ants. Animals are not present during dusting or some some time afterwards. They are only put in the kennel when needed. Crowsnestarg.org
by CrowsNestAnimalRescue
7 people found this helpful
I used this in a pot infested with millipedes. I put down a layer of sand and then a layer of dia...
I used this in a pot infested with millipedes. I put down a layer of sand and then a layer of diatomaceous earth. It didn't work at all on the millipedes. I found them crawling all over it without any apparent deaths (sorry for the poor photo quality). I can't speak to other insects, but it does state on the back it should work on millipedes.
by AB
Response from Safer Consumer SupportFeb 7, 2017
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and are happy to assist. Once insects have ingested or crossed through this powder, it begins to work on cutting their exoskeleton, causing them to dehydrate and die within 48 hours. The results are not immediate.

Please feel free to give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) with any additional questions.

Regards,

Anthony
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
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