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Model #51704

4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade Animal Feed Additive

  • Composed of ground freshwater Diatomaceous Earth
  • Natural - no chemicals added
  • Animal feed additive, inert carrier, or anti-caking agent
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Product Overview

The Safer Brand Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is a natural anti-caking agent designed for use an as animal feed additive. This diatomaceous earth product is made from fossilized freshwater diatoms and is safe for use as an animal feed additive when the total amount used does not exceed 2% of the total diet. A common issue for many livestock owners is caking. Livestock feed or grains become saturated with water and stick together which inhibits flow and can damage products. The Safer Brand Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth improves mixability and flow by preventing clumping. Its ability to absorb water to prevent clumping ensures animal feed does not stick to itself or any surface and is easily mixed. While some products use chemicals to help alleviate the issue of caking and clumping, Safer Brand Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth uses only natural ingredients. The product does not absorb nutrients or alter the chemical makeup of the animal feed which ensures they come to no harm when ingesting the product if used as directed. Note: Do not use product for pesticidal purposes.
  • Animal feed additive or use as an inert carrier or anti-caking agent
  • Composed of ground freshwater diatomaceous earth
  • Natural no chemicals added
  • Compliant for organic use
  • Not for pesticidal use

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size (oz.)
64

Details

Food Form
Dry
Package Type
Bag
Resealable Container
Yes
Returnable
90-Day
Safe for Pets
Yes
Type
Diatomaceous Earth

Questions & Answers

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can you put it on someone's hair

Asked by Becky December 15, 2020
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Answer

This product is only recommend for use within animal food to prevent clumping.

work on bed bugs?

Asked by chuck September 25, 2020
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Answer

This product is intended as an additive to animal feed and is not recommended for bed bugs. However, our model 51703 would work well against them.

Does it kill Aphids?

Asked by Ducky August 19, 2020
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This product is not recommended for aphids.

Can this be used to cover our yard to combat fleas getting on our pets while in our yard

Asked by Woody June 30, 2020
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No this particular brand states on packaging not used as pesticide

The bag I was directed to purchase by the HD employee does not say “food grade”, can it be used on fruit and vegetables?

Asked by Dennis June 13, 2020
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If it does not say Food Grade in a big yellow banner on the front, it is for insecticidal use only and should not be used on fruits or vegetables.

What's the reason for not recommending the pesticidal use?

Asked by rico April 19, 2020
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Answer

This product can only be registered for use as an insecticide or as a food grade product. Because the intended use of this product is for use in animal feed etc., it is not recommended for use as an insecticide.

will this product kill fleas inside and outside and can you put it on the coats of dogs?

Asked by mary March 22, 2020
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I had a terrible problem with fleas inside my house when living in FL. Used all kings of store bought products to try and kill the fleas. It got ahead of me no matter what I used. Did a search and found a safer less poison way to kill the fleas. I bought the food grade diatomaceous earth on line from another place. I had at that time ordered a 75 lb bag. I had a double lot. When no rain was due for couple days, I spread it all over my front and back yard. I sprinkled it on all my carpets. My yard looked like it had snowed. I put it on all my dogs. And Oh! My!, It worked.

Customer Reviews

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    out of 32 reviews
  • 85% recommend this product
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My wife is an organic gardener. Snails and slugs can be a major problem with leafy greens. She ...
My wife is an organic gardener. Snails and slugs can be a major problem with leafy greens. She sprinkled the Safer Brand 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade Additive around the base of each plant which prevents damage from the aforementioned slugs and snails. She prefers the food grade diatomaceous earth because it will not harm other beneficial insects and wildlife. This product has been very effective. She recommends this product.
by Gopphil
Response from Woodstream TeamNov 11, 2019
Thanks for sharing!
3 people found this helpful
This product says that it's not to be used as a pesticide but I will admit that this is the sole ...
This product says that it's not to be used as a pesticide but I will admit that this is the sole purpose of me using this product. I've used diatomaceous earth before with great results, but that was outside. Inside, I have pets so I didn't want anything that could harm them. After seeing multiple recommendations online about using a food grade DE inside, I got this. I noticed some carpet bug larvae in my unfinished basement on the floor and on things that had a fabric material so I sprinkled some of this in various places. I also see them sometimes along my baseboards on my first and second floor, so I used this there too. That's definitely helped. I've found a few dead ones among the DE dust. This works for me, both inside and out. The only gripe I have is that the zip closure on the bag doesn't close at all. It is a fine powder so be careful not to inhale it when closing the bag.
by Neuf350z
Response from Woodstream TeamNov 4, 2019
We appreciate this feedback.
2 people found this helpful
Nice quality diotomaceous earth. Have used lesser quality DE to create a barrier for insects. G...
Nice quality diotomaceous earth. Have used lesser quality DE to create a barrier for insects. Great to place in window sills as it will prevent insects from crossing but is harmless to animals or humans. This product is “food grade” DE. This means that I can put it in the outdoor cats’ beds and keep them free of bugs. The DE is of a nice quality and I anticipate great results.
by MICHAEL
Response from Woodstream TeamOct 29, 2019
Thank you for sharing this feedback.
1 person found this helpful
I've been living in Arizona for over 25 years, when I first moved here I told my real estate, "th...
I've been living in Arizona for over 25 years, when I first moved here I told my real estate, "the house you just sold me has scorpions". He told me I'd get use to them or I could get rid of them. I asked how, he told me to spread Diatomaceous Earth around my house, two or three time a year, and keep any low hanging limbs off my roof. He told me this was a something his family had been doing for years, and that many "pet friendly" insect control firms did the same. He said it's cheap secret, but feel free to pass it on. He said that the exo-skeleton of a scorpion will get damaged/destroyed when it come in contact with D.E. He said I did not need to use the "good" food grade stuff, but if I had kids or pets it was best, as it won't hurt them. Well the first week I was in my house I found 6 scorpions, after putting D.E. around the entire perimeter of my house (it takes about 2 lbs), it was another 10 years before a saw another, and it probably came from tree not trimmed sufficiently. I'm not saying they are gone. I can go out in my yard with a black light, any summer night and find 6 or so scoptions in a minute or so, so there are still there, but they are deterred from coming in my house (keeping windows/doors well sealed also helps). I'll still find an occasional scorpion in the garage or near the garage entry (it's harder to keep a continuous barrier, as tires pick up the D.E.). It take me about 10-15 minutes us use a cup to create a 2-3" barrier around my house (see pictures), a full cup will create a strip about 10'-15' long from about a foot off the ground. My wife doesn't exactly like the way it looks, but much prefers the white barrier to scorpions in the house, and its safe, not like caustic chemicals. If only it kept out other bugs, but not so much, I understand some spiders don't like the stuff, but you can't prove it by me, I hardly ever find spiders in the house [so maybe it is working :-)]. In any case this is what I use D.E. for; a 4 lbs bag will last me a year, verses the exterminator for $100+ per trip. And no smell. It's VERY finely ground, maybe finer than baby power, so it's kind of messy, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy to apply. They make applicators, but re-filling them is a hassle, but they do make the application more even. Anyhow it's a secret power to deter scorpions, if you live in the desert, you can keep them away/out of your house with it. If you live up north where it snows, you probably don't care about my scorpion problems.
by Tcubed
Response from Woodstream TeamOct 29, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback!
5 people found this helpful
Great quality Diatomaceous Earth. We use it as a natural way to keep pests off our garden (it's v...
Great quality Diatomaceous Earth. We use it as a natural way to keep pests off our garden (it's very effective with slugs, caterpillars, etc). I feel safe using it as it's food grade and easy enough to wash off. We also use it to kill off any ants that try to enter our house by sprinkling it near their entrance. Great price and great value. I would recommend it.
by KN07
Response from Woodstream TeamOct 29, 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience with this product.
First of all I would like to say the resealable bag doesn't reseal and that is a very important ...
First of all I would like to say the resealable bag doesn't reseal and that is a very important thing to me. However,it is the perfect size bag for me (the 4 pound). I know that it doesn't expire if properly stored but I still like the resealable bag top to seal. I used some in horse feed and the fine powder is really fine and light powder a nice way to add it too the feed. It mixed in really good and it was like just so nice how it flowed. It did a great job keeping it moisture free. I would definitely recommend this product and I am glad that I got to try it through the seeds program for my honest opinion.
by Bea
Response from Woodstream TeamOct 24, 2019
Thank you for sharing this excellent feedback.
I do plan to use this DE as food additive… though my “pets” are ants that still feel comfortable ...
I do plan to use this DE as food additive… though my “pets” are ants that still feel comfortable somewhere in the walls of my house and do not plan to hibernate for winter… cannot use chemicals inside my house (kids), though I know that DE works just great to slow down growth of population (based on previous experience). As for the DE from Safer Brand. It looks finer than I expected (in comparison what I used before), thought it is very good for my “application” and should be great for animals. Packaging can be better: groove of zip lock was completely plugged with DE particles (see picture). Had to use utility knife to clean. Otherwise, seems to be very high quality and very dry product (exactly what I need)!
by dvk
Response from Woodstream TeamOct 22, 2019
This product is not intended to be used for killing ants or other pests. We recommend using Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth (Model # 51703). For more information, feel free to contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264).
They say do not use product for pesticide purposes. Well besides its obvious use which I have found helpful, I've found a way to make this work for some pests if used in a dry and controlled environment. Since it's a non toxic substance I tried it in a basement rec room that is carpeted. Occasionally we'd get fleas and other pests dragged in by the pets. Well since it can be mixed in pet foods, I sprinkled some around the exterior walls and a very lite dusting across the whole room. Closed off the room for 2 days. Went back in and no fleas ants or anything. Did a good clean up with a vac that has good HEPA filtration. Room even smelled better. Now I do it every summer. Just make sure you use a good mask and goggles when using this. I also sprinkle it on rose bushes to keep aphids away after it rains. Plus have found it keeps some ants away so I sprinkle some under our deck which happens to be an area they like to come in..
by BigCal
Response from Woodstream TeamOct 22, 2019
To control pests, we recommend using Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth (Model # 51703). For more information, feel free to contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264).
1 person found this helpful
I am very confused with this stuff. It says not to be used as a pesticide but it also says food ...
I am very confused with this stuff. It says not to be used as a pesticide but it also says food grade diatomaceous earth and I have always used D earth food grade for killing bugs. This looks and feels the same as other D earth and also does not clump. I have a duster and fill it 2/3 of the way and use this on the plants in my garden. I am pretty sure it works because I see no aphids on my Milkweed and that's always infested. Anyway, it works but it's confusing and so I can not recommend this product.
by midnightfox
1 person found this helpful
Exactly as described. Works great...
Exactly as described. Works great
by RICHARD
Response from Woodstream TeamMay 24, 2021
Thank you for this feedback.
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