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
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.
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.
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 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:
Many other crawling insects
"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
100% Diatomaceous Earth (comprised of 85% silicon dioxide, 15% other elements)
Ants, Bed Bugs, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Fleas, Grasshoppers, Millipedes, Silverfish, and many other crawling insects
This product does not appear to be effective for controlling ants.
May 30, 2023
Tried this product for the first time. Have used it for a couple of weeks now on my front interlock patio where there were at least 10 to 15 ant hills. I applied this product approx. 5 or 6 times over the two weeks and it is not effective. Today I went out to look and there were at least 15 ant hills still, not necessarily the same ones but still....I suppose I should somehow mark them so I know for sure. However, definitely not getting rid of them.
We moved into a house that had a minor bug problem initially. We would occasionally see a roach or two in the house, but they really started to hang out in the garage at night and I could not take them coming into the house a lot. I read up and found out about diatomaceous earth and liked that it was not harmful to children or pets. I applied it around baseboards and in crevices and outside around areas they may enter. It did not take long before I totally stopped seeing roaches in the garage. I was totally shocked. I left the powder down inside as well to get any that might sneak in later. We are now in a different house and I have just dusted because I saw one big roach and a couple of babies. I will do the outside perimeter as soon as it is dry out. Hopefully this will take care of it just like the last time.
I bought two 3 bags but had only my hand to spread powdery substance over large overgrown area to kill fleas for cats and humans. I will need another six bags to even begin to cover area. I’m on social security and can’t afford that. Secondly I was told by local animal control that it was safe for humans and animals. Your operator said I had to remove my outside cats for 24 hrs. Which I can’t do. Now I’m not so sure if I should buy more even if I could find a way to afford. Also I didn’t initially know that I had to go thru another corporation to reach Safer until I checked my bill. I’m no computer person at 73 so really had me frustrated. Good phone service once I found it. Thank you for listening to me.
I’m a case manager who goes to peoples homes and unfortunately brought bed bugs to my home from one of the houses I visited. This stuff is the real deal! It’s true that a little goes a long way. I dusted this Lightly around my bed, on top of my bed spring, mattress, head board, along the edges of my furniture and walls. I even dusted lightly on my carpet and entrance of my room. Slept in my living room for about 5 days, went back and vacuumed most of the dust, still leaving tiny bits of it around my bed and along the walls and furniture and no bites since! Thank God because those bites were brutal and annoying to wake up to. Thank you DE.
I'm giving this product a 3 for now because I do not know how long it takes for it to kill fleas in a severely infested house. Is there a schedule I need to start making? I put this on my carpet but I still see fleas popping continuously
I got this from a farm store and I think they gave me the wrong product. I was wanting to add this to the flooring of my chicken coop and goat house, under their bedding to help with pests. Do I need to exchange this for food grade? I don’t want to sicken my livestock.
This product lists diatomaceous earth at 85% and 15% "other ingredients". How is this product different than Food Grade DE? What is in the 15% other ingredients?
Question by: Heather Hall on May 4, 2023, 10:21 AM
Our DE is naturally sourced, and therefore there will be other ingredients found alongside the silicon dioxide (minerals and oxides). These ingredients are naturally present in the DE and are not additives.
Because this product is intended for use as an insecticide, it is not considered food grade.
Answer by: Susan (Admin) on May 9, 2023, 9:48 AM
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