Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer - Diatomaceous Earth 7 oz 'Puffer' Bottle
Safer® Brand's powerful diatomaceous earth formula works as a bed bug killer to eliminate these nuisance pests from your home! This pest control formula is ideal for ant control, cockroach control and as earwig, silverfish, cricket, millipede and centipede control.
The Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer utilizes diatomaceous earth (AKA silicon dioxide) which includes a bait formula that kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours. Our D.E. is made of crushed fossilized algae from freshwater sources. This fine powder is soft to a human’s touch, but is very sharp to insects. Once insects crawl through or ingest the dust, it pierces their exoskeletons causing them to dehydrate and die. Works indoors and outdoors when kept dry. Also comes in a 4 lb bag for many applications. OMRI Listed® formulation.
Insects cannot develop a resistance to D.E. since there are no chemicals to which they can build up an immunity. If the area where the Diatomaceous Earth is applied becomes wet, it will need to be reapplied. Diatomaceous Earth is effective as a bed bug killer, flea killer, and crawling insect killer.
But BEWARE.... all Diatomaceous Earth is not the same. Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer Powder with Diatomaceous Earth is made from amorphous diatomaceous earth, known as silicon dioxide. This particular type of Diatomaceous Earth is derived from fresh water sources and is NOT the same as Diatomite D.E. which can be derived from unnatural sources.
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 these 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.
OMRI Listed®. Using Diatomaceous Earth in your home or yard provides you with bed bug control, cockroach control and an overall crawling insect free home and yard.
Safer® Brand is the leader in alternative lawn and garden products, offering many solutions that are compliant with organic gardening standards. Safer® Brand recognizes this growing demand by consumers, and offers a wide variety of products for lawns, gardens, landscapes, flowers, houseplants, insects and more!
Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Powder - Diatomaceous Earth - Specifications
- Kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours
- Works indoors or outdoors
- Kills bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, earwigs, silverfish, crickets, millipedes and centipedes
- OMRI Listed®
What's in the Box:
- 1 "Puffer" Bottle
- 7 oz Bottle - powder presentation
- Contains diatomaceous earth (77.69%)
Disclaimer: Birdfeeder does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer, Diatomaceous Earth Powder 7oz is rated out of 5 by 16.Rated 5 out of 5 by Shaaliyah from Does What It Says: kills bugs I had bed bugs and bought this hoping it would help, it did! Haven't seen one since. I saw a silverfish a few months ago...put more powder down in different places, haven't seen one since!Date published: 2015-02-25Rated 4 out of 5 by msSilver from TO Florida Users -- Ant Control w Diatomaceous Earth Can't imagine why diatomaceous especially the natural form wouldn't work with ants even in Florida, but its crawling insect control properties must be renewed once the product gets wet. So, in highly humid conditions it could be challenging to use. So, I have a tip that worked for me in San Pedro, CA (in an area just north of Point Ferman, north of the new high school in that area) -- I used Stevia. For a $6.45 bag that then lasted me a year in my tea and smoothie drinks. I sprinkled Stevia out of the bag liberally in the backyard area where the ants' nest appeared to be located. Voila! No more ants through the rainy season etc. This terrible infestation in the backyard that moved into the kitchen and bathroom during summer weather times -- that commercial pest control companies had failed to eliminate -- has not reappeared for at least 5 years now. Stevia application didn't effect the family's pets -- dogs, cats, turtles and other animals that inhabited or walked through the backyard either. I suspect Stevia had the same effect on the insects internal system as diatomaceous earth is described as having (search Wikipedia for "diatomaceous earth") without human respiratory backlash. A win-win! Now, if I could just find a natural solution to the very smart mouse that runs thru my living room each night around 10:30 pm. Cheese in the spring traps, and sticky plastic trays, as well as the Vitamin K pellets have all failed to eliminate this very potentially destructive and dangerous rodent. Any ideas would be most appreciated.Date published: 2014-08-14Rated 5 out of 5 by HomeHandyMan from Ant Killer Product arrived safe and sound. Easy to apply. Too early to know its effectiveness.Date published: 2014-06-24Rated 1 out of 5 by phasterok from Doesn't work! I litterally put this around an ant bed in the yard; days and even weeks later the ants were still trucking along. I was hoping this would be a good natural way to deal with the ants in our yard, but was very disappointed.Date published: 2014-05-06Rated 4 out of 5 by chappyby3 from Great product, that puts my mind at ease. I work in a field where I have to conduct home visits. With the many scares about bed bugs, it's nice to know I have something to help to keep them out of my home , if I unfortunately come in contact with a customer who has them.Date published: 2013-10-23Rated 3 out of 5 by antkiller from Worked a little bit, but not well enough for me I used this and it killed some of the fire ants, but not nearly enough. I bought 2 other brands, and the fire ants are now GONE!Date published: 2013-05-28Rated 1 out of 5 by Bouncdchk from Did not work It didn't work at ALL. Not one single ant was killed! I would have been better off using boiling water, and much cheaper. Though in it's defense, I believe I have super fire ants. I've seen then carrying away my dogs toys and playing catch with them.Date published: 2013-04-07Rated 4 out of 5 by TR6Canuck from does work, be patient D/earth does work. It just takes a day or two. It does work on adult ants, contrary to some posts. The biggest downside is using it outdoors as it washes away.Date published: 2012-08-13
- All About
All About Insects that Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer Controls
By learning about the insects that can inhabit your garden and home, you will find methods of controlling them, such as Diatomaceous Earth, so you can have a healthy and bountiful harvest.
- Why Organic
The benefits of following an organic gardening regimen in your lawn and garden are exponential! In addition to helping improve the environment and decreasing the chances of accelerated disease in your family, living an organic lifestyle can provide mental and physical benefits, long-term money-savings, and increased vitamin and mineral content in your soil, among other things.
Tips for Using Safer® Brand Ant & Crawling Insect Killer
COCKROACHES, ANTS, EARWIGS, SILVERFISH, CRICKETS, MILLIPEDES, AND CENTIPEDES. Lift open spout to desired setting and 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.
EARWIGS, ANTS, CRICKETS, SLUGS, MILLIPEDES, AND CENTIPEDES. Lift open spout and 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.
Take bed apart. Dust into joints and channels. If hollow, such as square or round tubing, see that the interior of the framework is well dusted. Mattresses should be dusted, especially tufts, folds and edges. Picture frame molding and all cracks and crevices in the room should be treated.
Thoroughly dust floor area of pet’s sleeping quarters, as well as surrounding crack, crevices, baseboards, behind pictures and wherever presence of these insects is suspected.
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.
CONTAINER: Non-refillable 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.
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.
Q: Can Roaches Harm People?
A: Cockroaches can carry pathogens that cause asthma, allergies, abscesses, boils, bubonic plague, diarrhea, dysentery, gastroenteritis, intestinal infections, leprosy, lesions, typhoid fever, urinary tract infections and more.