Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer 4 lb

Model #: 51702

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  • Kills a variety of crawling insects including bed bugs, roaches, ants, and earwigs.
  • Each bag contains 4 pounds of Diatomaceous Earth.
  • OMRI Listed® for organic use.
  • Kills insects within 48 hours of DE ingestion.
  • Works effectively indoors and outdoors.

Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth

Leave bugs dead in the dust. That’s exactly what you’ll see with Safer® Brand’s Ant and Crawling Insect Killer. And you don’t have to worry about applying chemicals to get the job done.

Kills crawling insects within 48 hours.

Once you apply Ant and Crawling Insect Killer where you have a crawling insect problem, you’ll see insect activity stop in minutes. Infestation issues in a couple of days. Dual action. Kills insects by ingestion and dehydration. You can use it inside your home or outside on patios and walkways. It lasts as long as it’s dry.

Details on how Diatomaceous Earth works to kill crawling insects.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a dust-like product that contains the crushed fossilized algae (diatoms) from fresh water. These crushed diatoms feel like powder when we rub it in our hand. But it’s very sharp to insects with delicate exoskeletons. When you apply DE, dust is ingested by the crawling insect or the insect crosses through the powder. The DE will cut their exoskeleton. This causes the insect to dehydrate and die. Insects cannot develop a resistance to it since there are no chemicals to which they can build up immunity.

Organic Materials Review Institute OMRI Listed®

At Safer® Brand, we pride ourselves in offering you products that are compliant with organic gardening standards. Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is another product you can feel confident using in and around your home. Our Diatomaceous Earth is OMRI Listed® for organic use.

What type of Diatomaceous Earth is this?

Beware. Not all DE is the same. Our DE is made of Silicon Dioxide. This comes from a freshwater source. It is the same type that is used in food-grade diatomaceous earth. Other products made of Diatomite DE are made from unnatural sources.

Use DE to solve problems with crawling insects. Ants. Earwigs. Cockroaches. Silverfish. Crickets. Bedbugs. Centipedes and more.

Directions for Use:

  • 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 above.

OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening. Using Diatomaceous Earth in and around your home provides you with effective bed bug control, cockroach control and an overall pest free home.

Safer® Brand is the leader in alternative lawn and garden products, 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!


Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant and Crawling Insect Killer - Specifications

Product Features:

  • Kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours
  • Works indoors or outdoors
  • Kills bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, earwigs, silverfish, crickets, millipedes and centipedes
  • OMRI Listed® for organic use

What's in the Box:

  • 1 bag


  • Contains amorphous diatomaceous earth (77.69%)
  • 4 lb bag - powder presentation

Disclaimer: Safer® Brand does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.

Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
August 6, 2017
Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer works better than anything else By jhuff19

For the first time this season I can finally walk out into my garden without being bit by ants. For the last 4 years I have had periods where the ants just overwhelm the garden and it was enter at your own risk. I ordered Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer and applied it. The results were immediate and I have now had no ants for 2 weeks. Finally able to spend time in my garden again.

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Review posted on
July 2, 2017
Wonderful and easy to use around pets. By Patty

This worked for me. We had used it previously but we lived in an apartment. Now we live in a house and have a big yard. I put the Diatomaceous Earth in a mustard bottle (one of the kinds like they use in restaurants) and squirted it in nooks and crannies in the concrete and ant hills. Bet those red ants won't bite me again! So good.

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Review posted on
September 22, 2016
Powder By Matt1122
Great buy
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Review posted on
September 8, 2016
Great product By Flat lander
Added the stuff around the house inside to cut down on the brown spiders
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Review posted on
November 29, 2015
It helps but it isn\'t 100% By JennaBugsAreAwful
We have been battling bedbugs and a flea problem for months. We tried everything and then I heard about this. I bought 3 bags since I wasn't sure how much I would need. It's been a few months now of using the safr brand and I have gone through one whole bag, and I still have both bedbugs and fleas. I don't know what to do anymore. I will say it did help the bedbugs from crawling into bed with me a bit but I still see about 5 randomly every night. I don't sleep at night anymore which I think is why I know how well exactly this product is working. The majority of people go to sleep so they don't see what's actually going on. It did decrease the problem yes but there is still a problem and honestly, I don't think it's helping with the fleas at all.
Response From Safer Brand®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello Jenna,

This insect killing dust will work to kill insects that have ingested it in approximately 48 hours. When applying the product, we recommend lightly dusting areas where insect activity has been seen, such as cracks, crevices, around sinks and cabinets and other areas where insects travel.

To help eliminate bed bugs and fleas, we recommend dusting the product on the bedding areas and placing a sheet over the mattress. We apologize if the desired results have not been seen and would like to learn more about this experience.

Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for additional assistance.
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Review posted on
August 11, 2015
A good solution By Jaylei
We put diatomaceous earth all about our yard and window sills. Ants have stopped as have other crawlers. Thank you. It works.
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Review posted on
February 28, 2015
patience By
ok, so i had a major bed bug infestation and when i finally caught on to it it seemed like all hope was lost. i tried everything and nothing really worked. i got safer brand d.e and soon as i applied it it seemed to do the trick, but i still kept seeing bed bugs and still bites but fewer...after a couple weeks i allmost gave up but decided to wait..i sprinkled the powder around all the walls and everything they could climb up, even sprinkled it between couch and sofa cousions and after about 6 weeks no more bites and no more bugs. it has been over 3 months now and still NO SIGN OF BED BUGS !! this stuff really worked !! thank you safer brands !!!
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Review posted on
November 27, 2014
Thank you! By
When my wife and I decided to carve our home out of the woods in the Upstate of SC, we expected insects and other pests to become a bigger part of our life. While we were prepared for spiders, ants, mice and the occasional snake, what we did not expect was SCORPIONS! Tiny little scorpions that sting like wasps and have an uncanny knack for finding there way into shoes and bedding. We tried EVERY commercially available insecticide and homemade remedy. Nothing worked. The creepy little bastards just kept on coming. Then we tried your Safer
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Review posted on
August 8, 2014
Sleeping again By
I am sitting here almost in tears (of joy). I bought the DE product you sell from Home Depot and last night was the FIRST night I have been able to sleep without being bitten in weeks. This Bed bug business has been a living NIGHTMARE. I called Orkin but they wanted $1300 that I did not have. So for less than $10 I got my Life and My Home back. THANK YOU Safer® Brand!!!!!
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Review posted on
June 25, 2014
Hoping it works. By
I actually read the reviews and seen some had bedbugs. I have them and its been 2 weeks or so of these nasty infestation. My kids have been getting bit just a little while my youngest has been ate up badly. I'm giving this a shot. I'm so sick of these things. I been killing them by hand and creating CO2 traps because I heard it works and for sure it does. With this organic DE I feel I will win this battle without the exterminator who btw is suppose to b over Thursday to inspect and give free evaluation. I hope this truly works. I'm fed up with these creatures attacking my kids so hopefully what is stated is true and with the powder on the floor like others have the pests will walk thru it and die. Thank u so much ill let u know if it truly works.
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Q.Is this product safe for dogs and cats?

This product can be used confidently around dogs and cats; however, we do not recommend applying directly to their skin.

Q.What are the other ingredients in this product? The bag does not say.

This is made of 77.69% Diatomaceous Earth and 22.31% other ingredients. The other ingredients are proprietary information. Please feel free to give us a call at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) with any additional questions.

Q.Is this safe to use for bed bugs? I have a 4 year old and a dog and just ordered some for the baseboards and bed frame in our room, just concerned about the safety of it. Safe for use around kids? How long do I leave it down before vacuuming

This product will kill a wide variety of crawling insects; however, it has not been specifically tested on bed bugs. Our Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth 100% - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer 4 lb (Model #51703) will kill bed bugs and can be purchased at the following link:

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All About

All About Insects that Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth Controls

By learning about the insects that can inhabit your home and yard, you will find safe, effective methods of controlling them, such as Diatomaceous Earth, so you can have a happy home without adding toxins around your family, pets, or to the environment.

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Why Organic

Why Organic?

The benefits of going organic in your lawn and garden are exponential! In addition to helping improve the environment and decreasing the chances of accelerated disease in your family, going organic can provide mental and physical benefits, long-term money-savings, and increased vitamin and mineral content in your soil, among other things.

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Benefits of Going Organic

Organic gardening provides for intense, realistic flavors in your food, and higher vitamin and mineral content than in conventionally produced foods. Organic Gardening: It's good for the environment and healthier for you and your family!

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In the world of pesticides and repellents the words "organic" and "natural" are often mistakenly used to replace one another. Understanding product labels and certifications can help clear up the confusion.


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.


Indoor Use


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.

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.

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.


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.

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Crawling Insect Control - FAQs


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