Leave bugs dead in the dust. Thatâs exactly what youâll see with Safer Brandâs Ant and Crawling Insect Killer. And you donât have to worry about applying chemicals to get the job done. Kills any type of crawling insect within 48 hours. Once you apply Ant and Crawling Insect Killer where you have a crawling insect problem, youâll 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 in gardens, or on patios and walkways. It lasts as long as itâs 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 itâs 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. Not all DE is the same. This DE is made of Silicon Dioxide. This comes from a freshwater source. It is the same type as used in food-grade diatomaceous earth. Be careful of products made of Diatomite DE. It is made from unnatural sources.
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90%of customersrecommend this product64 of 71reviews
Rating Breakdown75 reviews
90%of customersrecommend this product64 of 71reviews
My husband was being eaten alive by these critters. The bites first appeared in Jan 2014, at first we were in denial because we never saw any. Over time the bites kept increasing and oddly enough he was the only one being attacked! Based on pics we found on the internet we knew it had to be bed bugs. I used a small flour sifter, a yellow pointy nose mustard bottle from the dollar store with a face mask an gently squirted this magical powder along the base board throughout the apartment, the crevice of the coach, night stand, dresser, foot of the bed and chairs. Sprinkled with sifter under the mattress and sofa seats. I had a heavy hand when applying. Started noticing a difference immediately. Two days after applying this stuff we finally saw a couple slowly moving in the bathroom covered in powder. By the end of the week no more bites!!! Two months later and still no more bugs. With the help of Neosporine ( boy did he scratch them) his embarrassing bite marks are almost gone.
Pros: Great Quality
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Review 2 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
i remember trying this stuff years ago but not really understanding how it works. i have researched it and used it recently and without a doubt it does help significantly kill ants. i live in vancouver wa and we get our share of rain. but this stuff if used outside in an uncovered area will continue to work when it dries out unless it is washed away and will work inside or in covered areas well. i find activity spots and apply it and additionally put some around seedlings in garden. its cheap clean and i will always have some on hand.
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Review 3 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
Yo son, check it! I've literally tried everything from pest traps, sprays, & bombs & everyone from Orkin, Clark's, & Terminex pest controls and nobody kicked these bed bugs' butts faster and in a more dominating way than this product. This product packs a mean punch, one that not even the most skilled bed bug can counter. Safer's Diatomaceous Earth simply smothers bed bugs in the corner of the ring and KO's the opposition! If you're tired of bed bugs bullying you then I recommend sending in The Safer 4lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant & Crawling Insect Killer!!
I had a bed bug infestation in my apartment. these nasty insects would come and feed on me and my family every night. we went for almost a week without sleep. my mother was traumatized by this, we have tried all bed bugs products available (bombs, sprays, ..). Finally, I found this well reviewed powder online, I put the powder almost everywhere in my apartment. Two days later, there was no sign of bed bugs, I have only seen some dead ones!!. I highly recommend this product. it's a bit messy but who cares! it does the job well.
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Review 5 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
Messy and unsightly, but works. I bought this as a last resort for a flea infestation. I tried flea bombs, baking soda, citrus spray, various chemicals....they killed MOST of the fleas but I was still getting bitten and still seeing them occasionally. I think what originally deterred me from trying diatomaceous earth in the first place is the fact that it takes a while to work. Since I wanted to get rid of the fleas immediately, I went straight for the chemicals. But diatomaceous earth is the only thing that will KEEP working for as long as it's in place. I sprinkled it all over my carpets, under my couch cushions, between my mattress and box spring, under the baseboards...everywhere. The other day I saw a centipede crawling across my linoleum. I took a pinch of diatomaceous earth and dropped it on the centipede and watched it curl up and die right then and there. Pretty cool. The stuff has been on my carpets for about a week now. I haven't seen any fleas but have gotten one or two new bites. Will leave it on for at least another week. One tip: vacuum BEFORE sprinkling the DE around. The vibrations from the vacuum will make the fleas active and cause any dormant pupae to spring out since they think there is a host around. DE doesn't work on eggs or pupae, that's why it's important to awaken the pupae first and leave the powder for as long as it takes those eggs to cycle through to adulthood.
Pros: Multi Use, Easy to Clean
Cons: messy, ugly
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Review 6 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
Totally satisfied!First of all we had no pets or children.Purchased a plastic mustard container with a long spout.Poured this product via the nozzle along every carpet/wall seam in a small amount.Poured a small amount between box/matress edges and around bed frame legs in small amounts.Within 1 day we noticed dead bugs,one was on the wall and when I touched it..poof..it turned into powder!Anyway,after 1 week we have our life back as these were here from previous residents and living in walls and carpet areas.strongly recommend this product as the small amounts we used we not unsightly and highly effective.Constantly wash your hands after any contact just to be safe =)
Pros: Easy to Install, Great Quality, Cost Effective
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Review 7 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
have no fear. i got it and had a war .. use a sock .. scoop it in.. and just kinda shake the sock . it will help get it into the cracks and crevices.. no signs of life after 2 weeks. would you rather have a little white dust on your clothes for a bit or something crawling up ur legs.. seriously.
i slept fine with it all around .. i didnt even clean it up for 2 or 3 months cause i wanted to obliterate everything. just change the vac flter after... no regrets.
companies will say it doesnt work so you can keep paying them for their service... take actions into your own hands and get the best sleep u had in a while. i'm not telling u what to do but just sharing my experience... There is NO other way.
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Review 8 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
So this really works, its been a killing field for little critters in the garage and outside the edge of my house. However you really need some kind of applicator, don't expect to just toss this stuff around because it will be too thick and you then have a bunch of white dust everywhere. Get some kind of puffer to spray it into those tight spaces where the bugs will go and you won't see. Roaches and ants are dying everywhere, and my spider problem seems to be under control. But this stuff is very difficult to clean up unless you spray it with a hose and it will leave a white residue that takes several attempts to truly get rid of.
Pros: Durable, Functionality
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Review 9 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
I opened the tip of the bag into a spout and after cleaning, I coated my infested baseboards and linoleum with this powder;' poured/shook out straight from the bag. It was like chemical warfare, yo! I kept my eye on the situation for a while (5 min) and when I realized that a new bunch was crawlin to the surface I hit em' again, like POW! I haven't seen a single ant or silverfish in two days! (Get air circulating with windows open. Wear facemask if you use a broom to sweep it into corners and be gentle or you'll need eye protection too, but it doesn't even itch to get it on your fingers, just dries your skin a little) Sweep a small-medium sized line against ALL the baseboards and leave that unobtrusive powder sit. So far it's kept them out. Only took about a third of the bag but the area covered was small so it could get expensive for larger homes/infestations. Definitely give this product a try.
Cons: messy/not easy to clean
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Review 10 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
We put the product in a jar with holes in the top. We were having a problem with sugar ants on the kitchen cabinet. Sprinkled powder in areas where ants appeared to be most prolific. Took about 3 days for them to quit showing up. We would sprinkle, and they appeared to go away. Would return the next morning until about the 3rd or 4th morning. The ant traps we had tried first were utterly useless. Product worked well, but we have enough to last for years (maybe). Wish we could have purchased a smaller container.
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Review 11 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
This product worked great, had a flea infestation and was getting close to calling an exterminator. Sprinkled this on the carpet and for the next half day they attacked me like crazy, they were apparently pretty annoyed. By the third day, almost none were left.
But, a major con depending on what kind of vacuum cleaner you have! The dust is VERY fine and can destroy a cheap vacuum cleaner unless it has a filter for fine particles. I would recommend getting your carpets professionally cleaned after sprinkling your whole house as we lost a $70 vacuum in the cleanup. Good luck!
Pros: Multi Use, Great Quality, natural
Cons: hard to clean
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Review 12 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
Age Range:55 to 64
Home Improvement Profile:Other
It did get rid of Fleas!
PostedJuly 24, 2014
OK, if you have found fleas you might be freaked out, I was. I was getting ready to move, from CO, into an apartment until my wife and I agreed on what area to buy our new home in. We are bringing our dogs with, so I can't have fleas. I had quickly researched the product and decided to try it. I spread the powder completely over the carpeted floor and let it sit for 6-8 hours. That wasn't enough but it did knock out a large number of all the pests I found in this apartment. I had bought some spray to finish the job and I think the fleas liked it. I took off a pair of white socks and quickly put them in a gallon bag. I saw fleas so I opened the bag and spray the flea spray in. They are still alive 5 days latter.
I was desperate, so I applied the powder again and let it sit for three days. Then I vacuumed. You will test your vacuum getting all of the powder back up, but I would have gladly given up 2 vacuums to get ride of these pests. I set out the flea traps and believe I have knocked out %99 of them. There is enough residual powder to make my carpet inhospitable so I will keep vacuuming them up if they are still hatching. At least I feel like I have turned the corner and will win the battle.
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Review 13 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
I read about Diatomaceous Earth online when I had a flea infestation last year. What a powdery mess! But it worked! I sprinkled the Diatomaceous Earth on the carpet near the base boards and use a broom to sweep the powder around on the carpet. I left the power on for a couple of days then started vacuuming very 2 days and no more bugs or fleas!
It also works in the yard for ant and ground bug control. I use a fertilizer spreader and work my way from the perimeter of the house out. This drives the bugs way from the house! Will do this in the yard every spring at least twice. It is a bit messy, but cheaper than all those other products out there.
Here's a hint: vinegar, salt and dish soap sprayed on poison ivy and other weeds will kill them.
Pros: Multi Use, Great Quality
Cons: messy, lots of dust
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Review 15 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
It works on fleas too. I highly recommend that you do NOT use it all over your rug, it will ruin vacuum cleaners. I recommend renting a commercial rug shampoo machine. Vacuums will blow the DE everywhere which is very bad, as this is not safe to breath in. Do your research. While it i snot toxic, it is not good for you to inhale.
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Review 17 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
Not just bed bugs but roaches too. I put the powder under and around everywhere till they couldn't stand to be in my apartment. Wonderful stuff and wonderful price. A very fine powder that will fill any crack and crevice.
Pros: Durable, Multi Use, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Functionality
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Review 18 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
I discovered I had those pesky bed bugs in my apartment. After considerable research, I decided to purchase DE. I went to my local Home Depot and luckily they had one bag remaining and the associate told me everyone has this problem so I didn't feel so embarrassed to purchase this for bed bugs. I applied it with a slender paint brush for the cracks and crevices and plastic bottle (like the ones see in restaurant). i used a mask to over my mouth and gloves to cover my hands. I read where someone didn't use gloves and their hands dried out pretty bad.Within 5 days,I was seeing died out bugs here and there. It has been 3 weeks and I haven't seen anymore live ones. So I know it's working. I will continue to use this brand and will continue to purchase it at Home Depot because it works. The price is right for the amount of product you get.
Pros: Easy to Use, High Quality, Good Size & Weight
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Review 19 for 4 lb. Diatomaceous Earth Ant and Crawling Insect Killer
I was surprised with an mild infestation of roaches (yeah I said it) in my house during the spring. It appears they were drawn to my dog's food bowl and continued on toward my kitchen. I was grossed out after seeing one or two scale my cabinet and realized pesticide sprays (ex. Raid) weren't as effective and dangerous to my health. So, I looked online for non-hazardous pesticide options & found diatomaceous earth listed as an alternative with high recommendations. After dusting & heavy sprinkling this powder throughout my cabinets, windows, open cracks, especially along edges...I HAVE NOT SEEN 1 INSECT!! THIS STUFF IS A MIRACLE :) For one week I left this dust down throughout the kitchen being careful not to expose the dust to water or moisture. After 1 month, I still have yet to see any bugs! I am convinced that this product is awesome.