How It Works
Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) is composed of 100% D.E. to provide effective pest control against a variety of crawling insects. This ready-to-use powder-like insecticide is super easy to use and can be applied to places where insects spend most of their time. Once insects come in contact or ingest this dual-action powder, it immediately goes to work to completely kill them within 48 hours.
Our 100% D.E. is non-staining and has no odor, so you can confidently apply within your home. D.E. also works outdoors to eliminate pesky crawling insects in your garden. Just keep in mind that it will need to be reapplied after watering or rain,
Kills crawling insects within 48 hours.
Once you apply Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth in areas where you have a crawling insect problem, you’ll notice that D.E. goes to work right away! This unique dual-action crawling insect killer uses two modes to eliminate bugs – by ingestion and touch. Now you have a two-prong approach to getting rid of nuisance crawling insects inside and outside your home.
After applying D.E., you’ll find that bugs die completely within 48 hours. If you have a large infestation issue, it may take a few days for all insects to come in contact with the powder and the infestation to be gone.
A Mechanical Killer to the Rescue
Diatomaceous earth is unlike most other insect killers on the market today. Insects cannot build up an immunity to D.E. since it works as a mechanical killer to begin killing insects on contact. There are no chemicals in D.E. like there are in other chemical elimination products that insects can build up an immunity to.
This dust-like powder is made from crushed fossilized algae, aka diatoms, that come from freshwater sources. It feels like a fine powder when we rub it in our hands, but these tiny diatoms are very sharp to insects with delicate exoskeletons. When applied, insects cross through the powder or ingest it, effectively cutting their exoskeleton and causing them to dehydrate and die within 48 hours.
Sprinkle Directly Where Insects Live
Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth effectively kills a variety of crawling insects including bedbugs, cockroaches, earwigs, grasshoppers, ants, crickets, millipedes, centipedes, silverfish, carpet beetles, fleas, and more. For quick results, apply directly to cracks and crevices inside and outside your home, hitting these insects directly where they live and breed.
Coat a thin layer of dust underneath and behind appliances, furniture, doorways, windowsills and other hiding places throughout your kitchen and living areas. And if you see any insects while you’re applying, make sure you sprinkle D.E. directly on them for further benefit. Don’t forget to apply in nooks and crannies of attics, basements and garages as these places are known hotspots that many crawling insects love to hide in.
A Solution for Bedbugs, Fleas, and Outdoor Insects
In order to use diatomaceous earth to get rid of a bedbug infestation, it’s important that all areas of the bedroom are thoroughly dusted. It’s best to dismantle your bed and bedframe in order to reach every crevice where bedbugs hide. Dust all areas of the bed with D.E., including the edges, folds and surface area of the mattress. It’s even a good idea to dust D.E. your windowsills and openings in your bedroom too. Once the bedbugs come into contact with D.E., they will die within 48 hours.
If you’ve found that fleas have entered your home, whether they came inside with your pets or by another means, D.E. can help! Thoroughly apply diatomaceous earth to cracks and crevices, baseboards, and carpets wherever fleas are suspected. You can also use D.E. on the floor and bedding where your pet sleeps. Be sure to keep your pets out of the affected areas and off the bedding until the flea infestation is gone and D.E. is cleaned up and removed.
D.E. can also be used to get rid of crawling insects found on the exterior of your home and even in your gardens. Just remember that D.E. only works to kill nuisance insects when dry, so you’ll need to reapply after rain or watering.
Silicon Dioxide D.E. vs. Diatomite D.E.
There are many forms of diatomaceous earth out there, but not all are the same. Our D.E. is made of Amorphous Silicon Dioxide which is composed of crushed fossilized algae that comes from freshwater sources. This is the same type of D.E. that is used in food-grade diatomaceous earth and is mined from natural sources found throughout the world. Synthetic Amorphous Silicon Dioxide, or Diatomite D.E., is another form of D.E. that’s commonly available. This kind of D.E. is manmade and doesn’t come from natural sources. It’s not a good idea to spread this type of D.E. inside your home or in areas where children, people or pets go.
Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth 100% - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer 4 lb - Specifications
- Kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hrs
- Works indoors or outdoors
- Kills earwigs, millipedes, centipedes, silverfish, cockroaches, crickets, ants, fleas, carpet beetles, bed bugs, grasshoppers
- Consists of 100% DE
What's in the Box:
- 4 lb bag of Diatomaceous Earth
- Contains 100% Diatomaceous Earth - Amorphous Silica (including silicon dioxide, other oxides and moisture)
- 4 lb bag - powder presentation
- INDOOR USE: Lightly coat a thin layer of dust in the areas where these 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. Hit insects directly where possible. Repeat treatment as necessary.
- OUTDOOR USE: Lightly coat the areas where these pests are found or may hide including windows, door frames, and sills, and outside of entrance ways. Repeat treatment as necessary.
- For full instructions depending on indoor/outdoor use and specific plants and insects, please refer to the Instructions link to the left.
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All About Insects that Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth Controls
By learning about the insects that can inhabit your garden and home, you will find safe, effective methods of controlling them, such as Diatomaceous Earth, so you can have a healthy harvest and happy home without adding toxins around your family, pets, or to the environment.
Tips for Using Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth
Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is a mechanical insect killer. Insects cannot become immune to its action. Insects come in contact or ingest this powder and die within 48 hours.
BED BUGS, COCKROACHES, ANTS, EARWIGS, SILVERFISH, CRICKETS, MILLIPEDES, AND CENTIPEDES:
Lightly coat a thin layer of duct in the areas where these 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. Hit insects directly where possible. Repeat treatment as necessary.
EARWIGS, ANTS, CRICKETS, SLUGS, MILLIPEDES AND CENTIPEDES:
Lightly coat the areas where these pests are found or may hide including windows, door frames, and sills, and outside of entrance ways. Repeat treatment as necessary.
CAUTION: Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid breathing dust. Use adequate ventilation. Wear suitable dust mask when using this product during prolonged exposure.
IF IN EYES: Flush with plenty of water. Call a physician if irritation persists.
STORAGE & DISPOSAL
PRODUCT: Partially filled duster may be disposed of by securely wrapping original container in several layers of newspaper and discarding in trash.
CONTAINER: When empty duster is discarded, replace cap and discard in trash.
Crawling Insect Control - FAQs
Q: Earwigs are inside my home. Can they hurt my children? How do I get rid of them?
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Q: How Do Roaches Enter a Home?
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Q: Can Roaches Harm People?
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