Leave bugs dead in the dust. Safer® Brand’s Ant and Crawling Insect Killer works to dehydrate and kill many types of insect pests without using dangerous pesticides. This product is 100% Diatomaceous Earth (DE).
Kills crawling insects within 48 hours.
Applying Ant and Crawling Insect Killer stops insect activity in minutes and curbs infestations in several days. This product features a dual-action killing method: ingestion and dehydration. DE can be used inside your home or outside on decks and porches. Diatomaceous Earth lasts as long as it’s dry.
Diatomaceous Earth is a dust-like product made up of diatoms (crushed fossilized algae) from fresh water. Crushed diatoms resemble powder in both appearance and feel. However, the delicate exoskeletons of insects are easily damaged by the microscopic jagged edges on DE. When you apply DE in areas heavily trafficked by insects, the insects either ingest or crawl through the powder. In doing so, the DE will cut their exoskeleton. This cutting causes the insect to dehydrate and die. Insects cannot develop a resistance to Diatomaceous Earth since there are no chemicals to which they can build up immunity.
What type of Diatomaceous Earth is this product?
Beware. Not all DE is the same. Our DE is made of Silicon Dioxide 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. Our product is also 100% Diatomaceous Earth—no fillers or additives.
Use DE to solve problems with crawling insects including: Ants, earwigs, cockroaches, silverfish, crickets, bedbugs, centipedes, and more.
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
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 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.
Disclaimer: Safer® Brand does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth 100% - Bed Bug, Flea, Ant, Crawling Insect Killer 4 lb is rated out of 5 by 10.Rated 5 out of 5 by Felicia23 from No dust or smell! I bought the DE a month ago and I love it! :)Date published: 2016-09-15Rated 5 out of 5 by John1960 from This stuff is AWESOME!!!! I live on Long Island and have recently experienced a tremendous outbreak of Carpenter Ants. A few months ago I demolished my old deck. It was almost entirely ground contact. Carpenter ants had attacked it and compromised the structure. In May we replaced the deck with a new paver patio. Immediately it became obvious that we disturbed the ants territory. They were crawling everywhere. I tried various brands of baits and traps. Nothing worked. Liquid baits got flipped over and left stains on our new patio. They were both ineffective and destructive. The next I discovered this product. Two days after I began "dusting" the ants and the areas that they travel, I noticed a huge difference in the amount of ants present. Before using this product I would literally see hundreds of ants within 5-10 minutes, walking across the patio. Now I have to search to find two, or three. I won't use anything else and risk staining the pavers, or waiting for an ineffective product to work.Date published: 2016-08-04Rated 5 out of 5 by mellie from does the job! kills the ants and roachesDate published: 2016-07-20Rated 5 out of 5 by Bedbugfreeatlast from Really works! After battling bed bugs for about a year with 2 heat treatments we were ready to try something new and we used this monthly for 2 months and have been bed bug free for a year now. This is so much cheaper than hiring exterminators and it worked. My husband put it all over the carpet and vacuumed and there was a fine layer on everything so I think that's why it worked.Date published: 2016-06-25Rated 5 out of 5 by Renee from Great product We live between two bodies of water so I try to be as easy on nature as possible. This product had great results for my garden pests.Date published: 2016-06-24Rated 5 out of 5 by Farmor2Two from A "Must Purchase"! Diatomaceous Earth has many uses. One: I use it in my garden to keep the slugs from eating my plants. Just sprinkle a little at the base of stems.Date published: 2016-06-21Rated 5 out of 5 by GAReviewer from It Works I buy this to rid my yard of ant beds. It works well and gets rid of pesky ants.Date published: 2016-06-17Rated 5 out of 5 by Cathy from Chemical Free Option I recently bought diatomaceous earth for flea control. I'm so happy to have a more natural option than the harsh chemicals both for inside and out.Date published: 2016-06-12
What store sells this product if I don't wanna order online and if I want to get it right away cause I need some asap?Our products can be found in a variety of lawn, garden and hardware stores. It will vary which items each store keeps in stock.Date published: 2016-10-18
Can i rub on my skin?This product is not intended for consumption or use directly on skin.Date published: 2016-10-18
Does this have any kind of strong smell,and is this a guarantee fix or at least a big helpThis product does not have an odor. It is covered under a 30 day return policy and backed by a one year warranty.Date published: 2016-10-18
Can I use this on my carpets for fleas.I have 2 catsThis product can be used to treat the floor and bedding in and around pet's sleeping quarters. It can also be applied to carpeting where fleas may be suspected.Date published: 2016-10-13
Can this product be used in a herb garden, that will be eaten by people.This product is not recommended for use in gardens. It can be used outdoors as a crack and crevice application.Date published: 2016-10-13
Can this be used in pool filters?This product is not designed to be used in pool filters as water will make it ineffective.Date published: 2016-10-13
an Safer diatomaceous earth be put on dogs to kill fleasThis product can be placed on animal bedding areas but it is not intended to be placed directly on an animal's skin.Date published: 2016-10-01
is this food grade?This product is derived from food grade DE, however; it is considered an insecticide and not intended for consumption or use directly on skin.Date published: 2016-10-01
- All About
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?
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. More»
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. More»
Q: Can Roaches Harm People?
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