Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth Insect Killer

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Model
5168
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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

Best Used For

Ants
Ants
Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs
Cockroaches
Cockroaches
Earwigs
Earwigs
Fleas
Fleas
Silverfish
Silverfish

Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer

Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is made from diatomaceous earth and kills a variety of crawling insects within 48 hours of contact. With no harmful chemicals added, Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is OMRI Listed® and approved for use in organic gardening. This product is suitable for application indoors and out. When used as directed, it is suitable for use around children and pets.

Insects it Controls

You can use Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer to control a range of crawling insects, including:

  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Fleas
  • Silverfish
  • Earwigs
  • Bed bugs
  • Crickets
  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Slugs
Centipede
Climbing earwig
Cockroach on a rock
Crawling ants
A dead cockroach, laying on its back

Kills Insects Within 48 Hours

Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer takes care of pest problems without harsh chemicals. The diatomaceous earth insect killing powder is made up of finely crushed algae fossils. Though it feels soft to the touch for us, each microscopic piece is like a tiny shard of glass to small insects. As a mechanical killer, it shreds insects' exoskeletons as they move across it or ingest it, killing them within 48 hours by dehydration.

How to Use It

Bottle has a convenient pour spout for reaching tight spaces. Sprinkle the Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer diatomaceous earth powder in areas where you suspect insect activity, or spread it as a barrier to entry points in your home. This includes areas such as:

  • Sidewalk cracks
  • Behind or around appliances
  • Under sinks
  • Around garbage cans
  • Around pipes and drains
  • Along window frames
  • Attics/Basements
  • Entrances
  • In gardens

After application, simply wait for the product to target the insects. Large infestations can sometimes take a few days for insects to make contact. Remember to reapply after rain or watering to replace the diatomaceous earth that has washed away.

Ants swarming in a corner
Metal garbage can
A garden shed
Plants on a windowsill
organic gardening

Compliant for Use in Organic Gardening

Growing an organic garden can be an enjoyable and rewarding hobby. Organic gardening methods create a sustainable garden that feeds the soil it grows in, leaving your fruits and vegetables nutritious and delicious, and your flowers and ornamentals vibrant.

Safer® Brand Ant & Crawling Insect Killer has been third-party reviewed for use in organic gardening by the Organic Materials Review Institute to carry the OMRI Listed® seal, which means it has been deemed compliant for use in organic gardening by the USDA’s National Organic Program.

Safer® Brand Ant & Crawling Insect Killer Product Details

Do you want to know more helpful details about the Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product.

Safer® Brand Ant & Crawling Insect Killer
Model # 5168
Size 7 oz
Presentation Ready-to-Use Bottle
Classification OMRI Listed®
Active Ingredients Diatomaceous Earth
For Use Against
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Fleas
  • Silverfish
  • Earwigs
  • Bed bugs
Where to Use
  • Cracks and crevices
  • Behind/beneath appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, and microwaves
  • Sinks
  • Garbage cans
  • Around pipes and drains
  • Window frames
  • Attics
  • Basements
  • Around entranceways
  • Gardens
Control Method Kills insects by dehydration
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
Eliminates
  • 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
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
Can this be used on edible plants to control pest?
Question by: Jessica on Jun 2, 2022, 11:58 PM
We do not recommend using this product on any edible plants.
Answer by: Rachel Faust on Jun 3, 2022, 8:31 AM
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