Questions about Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer, Diatomaceous Earth Powder 7oz
This product is a registered pesticide and should be used with caution around children and pets. We do not recommend ingesting/inhaling the product.
We recommend using this product with caution around humans and domestic animals. This product should not be ingested or inhaled.
The ingredients in each of these products are slightly different. Model 5168 includes Silicon Dioxide from Diatomaceous Earth (77.69%) and other ingredients (22.31%); model 51703 includes Silicon Dioxide (85%) and other ingredients (15%). Neither product is recommended for use in a vegetable garden but is recommended for use in cracks and crevices where insects are found.
Once an insect crawls through or ingests the product, they will die within approximately 48 hours. It is recommended to keep the product down for a few days to allow time for insects to interact with the dust. There is no specific time frame for when to clean up the powder.
This product can be lightly applied to surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpeting, and wherever the small insects are suspected. To clean up the product, we recommend using a shop vac or filterless vacuum.