Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer, Diatomaceous Earth Powder 7oz

Model #: 5168

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  • Kills a variety of crawling insects including cockroaches, ants, fleas, silverfish, earwigs, and bed bugs
  • Effectively kills insects within 48 hours of contact
  • Made from diatomaceous earth and contains no harmful chemicals
  • OMRI listed for use in organic gardening
  • Safe for use around kids and pets when used as directed
  • For use indoors and outdoors

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Description
Best used for:
Ants
Ants
Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs
Cockroaches
Cockroaches
Earwigs
Earwigs
Fleas
Fleas
Silverfish
Silverfish
Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is made from diatomaceous earth and kills a variety of crawling insects within 48 hours of contact. With no harmful chemicals added, Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is OMRI Listed® and approved for use in organic gardening. This product is suitable for application indoors and out. When used as directed, it is suitable for use around children and pets.
Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
Insects It Controls You can use Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer to control a range of crawling insects, including:
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Fleas
  • Silverfish
  • Earwigs
  • Bed bugs
  • Crickets
  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Slugs
Large centipede
Climbing earwig
Cockroach on a rock
Crawling ants
Kills Insects Within 48 Hours
Kills Insects Within 48 Hours Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer takes care of pest problems without harsh chemicals. The diatomaceous earth insect killing powder is made up of finely crushed algae fossils. Though it feels soft to the touch for us, each microscopic piece is like a tiny shard of glass to small insects. As a mechanical killer, it shreds insects' exoskeletons as they move across it or ingest it, killing them within 48 hours by dehydration.
How to Use It The bottle comes with a convenient pour spout to more easily reach tight spaces. Sprinkle the Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer diatomaceous earth powder in areas where you suspect or anticipate insect activity, or spread it as a barrier to entry points in your home. This includes areas such as:
  • Sidewalk cracks
  • Behind or around appliances
  • Under sinks
  • Around garbage cans
  • Around pipes and drains
  • Along window frames
  • Attics
  • Basements
  • Entrances
  • In gardens
After application, simply wait for the product to target the insects. Large infestations can sometimes take a few days for insects to make contact. Remember to reapply after rain or watering to replace the diatomaceous earth that has washed away.
Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Safer® Brand Ant & Crawling Insect Killer, Diatomaceous Earth Powder
Model # 5168
Size 7 oz
Presentation Ready-to-use bottle
Classification OMRI Listed
Active Ingredients Diatomaceous Earth
For Use Against
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Fleas
  • Silverfish
  • Earwigs
  • Bed bugs
Where to Use
  • Cracks and crevices
  • Behind/beneath appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, and microwaves
  • Sinks
  • Garbage cans
  • Around pipes and drains
  • Window frames
  • Attics
  • Basements
  • Around entranceways
  • Gardens
Control Method Kills insects by dehydration
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About SAFER® BRAND Safer® Brand leads the alternative lawn and garden products industry, offering many solutions that are compliant with organic gardening standards. Safer® Brand recognizes this growing demand by consumers and offers a wide variety of products for lawns, gardens, landscapes, flowers, houseplants, insects and more! More About SAFER® BRAND »
Specs
Safer® Brand Ant & Crawling Insect Killer, Diatomaceous Earth Powder
Model # 5168
Size 7 oz
Presentation Ready-to-use bottle
Classification OMRI Listed
Active Ingredients Diatomaceous Earth
For Use Against
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Fleas
  • Silverfish
  • Earwigs
  • Bed bugs
Where to Use
  • Cracks and crevices
  • Behind/beneath appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, and microwaves
  • Sinks
  • Garbage cans
  • Around pipes and drains
  • Window frames
  • Attics
  • Basements
  • Around entranceways
  • Gardens
Control Method Kills insects by dehydration
Reviews

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Review posted on www.saferbrand.com
July 14, 2018
This really worked By Johaz

My house had somehow gotten infested with biting insects, I think fleas, and I vacuumed and sprayed, but nothing worked. The person at the local hardware store suggested Safer, which I then spread everywhere, and now, about a week later, no bites! I'm thrilled.

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Review posted on www.saferbrand.com
July 13, 2017
It really works. Give it a try. By larro

I live in a recreation vehicle park. There are ninety-six 8' by 32' trailers in the park, all of which are rented out on a weekly basis. Transients occupy most of the trailers; construction workers, people waiting for an apartment, etc. I am one of four or five permanent residents. As you can imagine, even though the park people do an excellent job of maintaining the park and trailers, The cleanliness of the inside of the trailers is up to the resident. I had lived here about a year when I first started seeing cockroaches. At first, it was one or two a week, then one or two a day. I went to the local Home Depot and stocked up on cockroach spray and sprayed every place I could think of, Then, if I saw one, I'd grab my handy spray can and let it have it directly. That only worked as long as I could hit them directly and I was fighting an endless battle; not to mention the money I was putting out at $10 a can for spray. The little devils kept coming. This assault was war. I saw this Earth product on the internet and decided to give it a try. I saw the size was 7oz, and that sounded awfully small, and the price made me think it was a small quantity, so I ordered three. To my surprise, I received three large containers. I covered every possible place that I could get to and the edges of every place they might walk, and I still had half of the first container left. I apparently haven't hit the nest or nests yet, but every morning I sweep out a few more dead ones. I'm winning the battle. It works!

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Review posted on www.saferbrand.com
August 19, 2016
Easy to use. No more gnats By TessTester
I dusted some on the soil in my indoor plants. No more gnats!
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Review posted on www.saferbrand.com
June 23, 2016
Took care of the problem immediately By so cal gal
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.
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Review posted on www.saferbrand.com
May 8, 2013
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Doesn't work period. I purchased a second bottle as I had no good results from first one. The second time I actually trapped ants and put them in a jar with your product. So four days have passed by and the ants in the jar are thriving. To bad..waste of CASH!
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Review posted on www.saferbrand.com
August 3, 2011
Review Posted on Amazon.com By
I have ants mounds in the lawn and around shrubs, and I don't like to use pesticides. I usually combat ants pouring boiling water over the mounds when they have their nests away from any vegetation, can't use the same approach near plants.   This product works great, if you apply it over the mounds and disturb it a little bit, when the ants get out to the surface they begin to shake when they crawl over the powder, they don't die right away, although the ones in direct contact with a sufficient amount of the product are killed quickly. Next day disturb the mound again and you'll see few or no ants at all. I'm not sure if it kills the queen (probably not directly but it does kill a lot of the workers that go outside searching for food) but it is for sure that you won't see them around that place any more.   Excellent to use at doors, window sills, underneath the kitchen, etc. I can't tell how effective is against roaches but I haven't seen them around since I applied the powder in the kitchen area (underneath the stove and fridge, along walls, etc).   Use a dust mask if it is windy outside, it doesn't work when it gets in contact with water, but it will again once it dries out. The purpose of the product(in my opinion), as any organic pest control, is to control ants and roaches not to exterminate them completely; ants have their purpose in nature but you don't want them to be a potential threat to your home, your loves ones or yourself, and you don't want to control them with pesticides for the same reason.
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Review posted on www.saferbrand.com
June 2, 2011
Review Posted on HomeDepot.com By
So far so good. Solved my ant infestation in 48 hours of use.
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Review posted on www.saferbrand.com
July 20, 2009
Review Posted on Amazon.com By
For years, I used SENORET CHEMICAL 300 "TERRO" LIQUID ANT BAITS BX6. It worked extremely well. Within 12 hours, all ants were gone. However, my latest infestation was not responding to Terro, in fact, they were eating the liquid up, but it wasn't killing the ants. My neighborhood Hardware Supply store told me that insects could become tolerant to certain pesticides. I found the "Safer" product, but was skeptical. Take off the spout cover and blast a fine white powder into the cracks or places where the ants are coming through. For me, it was under two long baseboards in the kitchen. Then I swept up the excess white powder into the cracks some more and cleaned the tile of any powder. It worked instantly. Any ants that even touched the powder immediately started to wiggle and die. I have a cat, so I cleaned any excess up carefully, so she cannot get any on her paws, as it is very toxic. It's as good as Boric Acid.This powder claims to kills Ants, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Silverfish, Crickets, Millipedes and Centipedes. I did notice that immediately after applying this product, Silverfish started to appear, evidently sensing the chemicals. Soon, they will be gone. Do check it out. I am SO glad to be rid of those ants (they even got into my freezer where I had chocolate!).
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Q&A
Q.Do you vacuum this up right after application on carpet or do you leave it on for a few hour/days?
A.

There is not specific timeline in which this product needs to be cleaned up. The longer the product is left, the more pests it will have the chance to kill. We recommend cleaning this product up when you see a decrease in pests. 

Q.I bought Safer Model 5168 at Lowes. The Lowes website said that this model was safe for children and pets. I am going to ask this question directly of the manufacturer and this website. Is SAFER model 5168 Ant and Crawling Insect Killer SAFE as in will not cause harm or death to children and or pets if it used where children and or pets have access to it? Thank you
A.

This product is a registered pesticide and should be used with caution around children and pets. We do not recommend ingesting/inhaling the product.

Q.Is this product safe to use around pets? I have a small dog that will put anything in her mouth. If she ingested this powder would it harm her?
A.

We recommend using this product with caution around humans and domestic animals. This product should not be ingested or inhaled.

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FAQs

Crawling Insect Control - FAQs

 

Q: Earwigs are inside my home. Can they hurt my children? How do I get rid of them?

A: Earwigs like cool, damp places, making your basement and foundation area an inviting place for them. Although they won't bite your children, earwigs can pinch them with their pinchers if the children attempt to pick them up.

 

Q: How Do Roaches Enter a Home?

A: Cockroaches might ride into a home in a grocery bag or even in clothing. In an attached home or apartment, pipes and holes in adjoining walls, floors and ceilings provide speedy walkways and portals for these stealthy, nocturnal travelers.

 

Q: Can Roaches Harm People?

A: Cockroaches can carry pathogens that cause asthma, allergies, abscesses, boils, bubonic plague, diarrhea, dysentery, gastroenteritis, intestinal infections, leprosy, lesions, typhoid fever, urinary tract infections and more.

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