Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth 4 lb

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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
  • OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening
  • For use indoors and outdoors
  • No odor and non-staining
  • Kills by dehydration

Safer ®Brand Diatomaceous Earth - How to Use D.E.

Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) provides 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 with this powder, it immediately goes to work to completely kill them within 48 hours.

Safer® Brand D.E. is non-staining and has no odor, so you can confidently apply it in your home. D.E. also works outdoors to eliminate crawling insects as they try to sneak inside your home. Just keep in mind that it will need to be reapplied after watering or rain.

Note: This product is NOT Food Grade.

Best Used For

Easy-to-Use Powder
Kills Quickly
No Unpleasant Odors

Kill Crawling Insects Within 48 Hours

By applying Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth where you have a crawling insect problem, you’ll notice that D.E. goes to work right away! After applying D.E., you’ll find that bugs die within 48 hours. If you have a large infestation, it may take a few days for all insects to come in contact with the powder and the infestation to end.

Kill Crawling Insects Within 48 Hours
A Mechanical Kille

A Mechanical Killer

Diatomaceous earth is not like other insect killers on the market today. Insects cannot build up an immunity to D.E. since it works as a mechanical killer to kill insects on contact. In fact, this dust-like powder is made from crushed fossilized algae, a.k.a diatoms that come from freshwater sources. To people, it feels like a fine powder, but these tiny fossil shards are very sharp when insects with delicate exoskeletons encounter them. After application, insects cross through the powder, which tears into their exoskeletons, causes them to dehydrate, and they die within 48 hours.

Sprinkle Directly Where Insects Live

Apply Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth 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.

Sprinkle Directly Where Insects Live
A Solution for Bed Bugs

A Solution for Bed Bugs

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. 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 your windowsills and openings in your bedroom, too. Once the bedbugs come into contact with D.E., they will die within 48 hours.

A Solution for Fleas

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.

A Solution for Fleas
A Solution for Bed Bugs

A Solution for Outdoor Insects

D.E. can also be used to get rid of crawling insects found on the exterior of your home. Apply it in a band around the foundation of your home or business to kill any insects that cross through it. Just remember that D.E. only works to kill nuisance insects when dry, so you’ll need to reapply after rain or watering.

Target These Insects

Diatomaceous earth will help you control these insects and arthropods:

  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Carpet Beetles
  • Centipedes
  • Cockroaches
  • Crickets
  • Earwigs
  • Fleas
  • Grasshoppers
  • Millipedes
  • Silverfish
  • Many other crawling insects
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"Great product! Been using this stuff for over 30 years. Bugs do not like this. It's like walking on broken glass and razor blades to them.” (Review from Big Daddy).

Safer® Brand Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Do you want to know more helpful details about Safer® Brand Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product.

Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - 3 Bags
Model # BB51703
Includes 3 bags
Ingredients 100% Diatomaceous Earth (comprised of 85% silicon dioxide, 15% other elements)
Eliminates Ants, Bed Bugs, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Fleas, Grasshoppers, Millipedes, Silverfish, and many other crawling insects
Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth
Model # C51703
Sizes 7 oz bottle or 4 lb bag
Ingredients 100% Diatomaceous Earth (comprised of 85% silicon dioxide, 15% other elements)
Use On
  • In cracks and crevices
  • Behind and beneath refrigerators, cabinets, stoves and garbage cans
  • In and around sewer pipes, drains and window frames
  • Throughout attics, closets and basements
  • On pet bedding, pet areas, mattresses furniture and carpets (follow cleaning procedures before resuming use of these areas)
  • Along base boards and carpet edges
  • Outdoors on patios, door frames, window frames and foundations
  • Along ant trails
  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Carpet Beetles
  • Centipedes
  • Cockroaches
  • Crickets
  • Earwigs
  • Fleas
  • Grasshoppers
  • Millipedes
  • Silverfish
  • Many other crawling insects
Usage Notes
  • This product is not food grade. Do not ingest.
  • For use indoors or outdoors.
  • Reapply if wet.
  • Follow cleanup instructions explicitly when using Diatomaceous Earth.
  • Dust insects directly, if possible.
  • Repeat treatment regularly.
  • For bedding, carpet and furniture treatments, apply, wait for it to become effective and then clean up before letting people and pets resume use of the area, carpet, bedding or furniture.
  • Apply carefully and in thin layers, about 1 oz to 5 oz per 100 square feet. Use a hand duster.
  • Avoid introducing the material into the air.
  • Avoid contact with eyes as diatomaceous earth can cause moderate eye irritation.
  • Wear a dust mask approved by NIOSH/MSHA when applying.
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Product Questions

Is it safe to use product # 51703 dieectly on pet fur?
Question by: Deann Atkinson on Nov 24, 2021, 6:24 PM
We do not recommend applying this to pet fur.
Answer by: Brandon Deleon on Nov 29, 2021, 8:24 AM
What percent of crystalline silica is in this product?
Question by: Maya on Nov 29, 2022, 2:56 PM
Our DE is non-crystallized, as such it contains less than 1% Crystalline Silicon Dioxide.
Answer by: Lauren Potter (Admin) on Nov 30, 2022, 11:24 AM
Is this product food grade?
Question by: Johanna on Dec 14, 2021, 2:59 PM
This product is not food grade.
Answer by: Lauren Steiner on Dec 14, 2021, 3:10 PM
What areas of a SUV could this be applied to control roach infestation?
Question by: Tony on Dec 2, 2021, 10:43 PM
We do not recommend the use of this product in vehicles.
Answer by: Lauren Steiner on Dec 3, 2021, 8:13 AM
Can D.E. be used around the edge of vegetable gardens?
Question by: Teresa on Feb 2, 2022, 9:13 PM
It can be used around the edge, however, it will need to be reapplied if wet.
Answer by: Brandon Deleon on Feb 3, 2022, 9:04 AM

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