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Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth 4lb. - 3 Bags

model #: BB51702
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Killing a variety of crawling insects including bed bugs, ants, earwigs, cockroaches, silverfish, crickets, fleas, millipedes and centipedes. This OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening diatomaceous earth kills the insects within 48 hours after they ingest it. read full product details »  

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Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth 3-Pack

Made from FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth!

Leave bugs dead in the dust.  That’s exactly what you’ll see with Safer Brand’s Ant and Crawling Insect Killer.  And you don’t have to worry about applying chemicals to get the job done.

diatomaceous earth is an effective bed bug killer

 

Kills any type of crawling insect within 48 hours.

Once you apply Ant and Crawling Insect Killer where you have a crawling insect problem, you’ll 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 it’s 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 it’s 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.

 

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Listed

At Safer® Brand, we pride ourselves in offering you organic products.  Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is another product you can feel confident using in and around your home. OMRI Listed® and USDA Approved for Organic Gardening.  No worries of toxic residuals.  

Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth

 

What type of Diatomaceous Earth is this?

Beware.  Not all DE is the same. Our 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.

Use DE to solve problems with virtually any crawling insect. Ants. Earwigs. Cockroaches. Silverfish. Crickets. Fleas. Centipedes and more.

 

Directions for Use:

Safer® Brand Insect Killing Soap Instructions

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  • INDOOR USE: Lightly coat a thin layer of duct 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® Organic.  Click to see White Papers

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    Want more information about why Diatomaceous Earth is the organic choice as a bed bug killer?? Download our FREE White Paper on Diatomaceous Earth.

     

    OMRI Listed® Organic.  Click to see certification

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    OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening. Using Diatomaceous Earth in your home or yard provides you with effective bed bug control, cockroach control and an overall pest free home and yard.

     

     

    Safer® Brand is the leader in alternative lawn and garden products. Safer® Brand recognizes the growing demand by consumers for these products, offering a wide variety of natural and organic solutions for lawn, garden, landscape, flowers, houseplants, insects and more!

     

     

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      Thank you!!! 
    Reviewer:

    Safer, your product has saved my sanity! I'd been getting itchy spots for over two months, but I thought it was a spontaneous case of hives. Imagine my horror when I spotted a nasty little insect on my bed and finally put two and two together. Bed bugs! For two weeks after I figured it out, I don't think I slept through a single night. I kept waking up at 3 a.m. thinking I felt bed bugs biting me. And the worst part is, it wasn't my imagination!

    Although I'd heard of diatomaceous earth, I resisted trying it because it sounded messy - so I opted for sprays, vacuuming, and some strange methods involving duct tape and Alka Seltzer. None of that worked at all, so I sprung for the DE. I dusted it all over my bedroom, mess be damned, and even wiped some on the sides of my mattress and box spring. On the first night and the next morning I was pretty bummed, because I saw some bugs and they weren't dying! By the next night, however, the magic had kicked in. I didn't see a single live bedbug and got a good night's sleep for the first time in forever.

    Now it's been a week since I put down the DE, and I haven't been bitten in days. I'm still holding my breath (and I haven't dared to clean up the DE yet) because I know bed bugs are tenacious little critters - but so far so good. I can also attest that the DE hasn't bothered my cat at all.

    In conclusion, don't expect DE to be an instant killer, but hang in there and it'll work like a charm! Your stuff will be dusty for a while, but it beats prowling around like a sleep-deprived maniac with a vacuum and a spray can - and still not getting most of the bugs. Safe, cheap, effective, and a total life-saver.

      Kills insects without using poison 
    Reviewer:

    I used to buy this product at Lowe's but they no longer sell it. With the very hot, dry weather we are having problems with insects getting into the house seeking moisture. I put DE on around the windows outside and cabinets under the kitchen and bathroom sinks, plus in certain other places including the garage. Also, across the driveway in front of the garage door. Very effective. Bugs walk through it and die afterwards. No poison is involved! What more can you want? :-)

      Ants 
    Reviewer:

    I have tried everything Lowes and Home Depot offers. This is the first prouduct that works. I spread the prouduct outside, around my perimeter and the ants stopped coming in the house.

      Safer's DE gets rids of bedbugs. Hooray! 
    Reviewer:

    I recently found 6 bedbugs on my mattress pad under my fitted sheet. I read they multiply rapidly and can crawl into tiny crevices to lay eggs. OMG! Well I used a paint brush dipped in Safer's D.Earth dust to apply and encircle every furniture leg where it met the floor. I also used a dollar store squeeze bottle to puff the DE dust into all the crevices along the baseboards and under sofa pillows . I also sprinkled the DE dust across threshhold in case those nasty bugs would try to find new feeding areas. I also vacuum and steam clean my mattress and bedframe and encased my mattress with a special BB protector cover and bought white sheets to check for BBs. Low and Behold, I have found no bedbugs in my bed since I used Safer's DE. I am also treating my sofas and have found only 2 dead ones. This is a great natural alternative to poisons. Hooray!

     

    Safer Brand Consumer Relations Team

      RESPONSE FROM SAFERBRAND

    JUNE 2, 2012

    Thank you for your feedback! We are so pleased to learn that the Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant And Crawling Insect Killer (Item Number: 51702) has solved the bed bug problem. In addition to offering relief from pesky bed bugs the product is also highly effective for use with ants, earwigs, cockroaches, silverfish, crickets, fleas, millipedes and centipedes. A link for suggested applications and use has been included for you to review.

    Best regards,

    Jess
    Consumer Relations Representative
    Woodstream Corporation
    Safer Brand



      Review Posted on HomeDepot.com 
    Reviewer:

    I read about this powder some months ago about uses for bedbugs. Well my son has been battling those things on and off for 2 years now and I suggested he try this. It has been a wonderful, wonderful powder that has been very effective for the pests. I will recommend this to everyone who has tried expensive pest control companies and found that it was just money down the drain. HOORAY FOR THE NATURAL POWDERS.



      Review Posted on HomeDepot.com 
    Reviewer:

    This product is the best. I wish you carried it in the stores. I am sure more people would use it. This year has been terrible with ants and I have tried everything. This got rid of the ants that were eating my trees within two days and it is SAFE. That is the best thing, that it contains no chemicals. Highly recommend it.



      Review Posted on HomeDepot.com 
    Reviewer:

    Our yard was positively infested with fleas and earwigs. I was having to bathe my dogs every day. I dusted the whole yard with Diatomaceous Earth and in two days the fleas and earwigs were almost gone. By the end of the fourth day I had to look for fleas on my dogs. Great product for all natural flea control. Thanks!



      Review Posted on Amazon.com 
    Reviewer:

    I was looking for something organic to get rid of some ants that popped up out of nowhere in my yard and some inside the house and it worked great.



      Safer Diatomaceous Earth 
    Reviewer:

    I really don't know how or when it happenend, but I awoke one fine day to find my lush garden completely over run by Earwigs!  I used a flashlight for 2 nights and hand picked them.  Not even a dent did I create.  That's when I found Safer brand Diatomaceous Earth at the local D&B Hardware store.  I sprinkled it everywhere, on the ground, after cleaning all plant debris away.  That night, I went out with a flash light and looked and looked and looked but I could not find one Earwig!  What concerned me was that I couldn't find one dead one.


    Well, the next morning I went out to investigate. I started to poke around here and there and when I lifted some cabbage leaves, Lo And Behold, earwigs by the tens and twentys on higher ground and hanging on for dear life! They would not walk over the Diatomaceous Earth!
    I got my shop vac and went to sucking them up by the hundreds! Now, I only see one or two Earwigs here or there walking around "Dazed And Confused."


    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! GOOD STUFF!!!!!

    THANK YOU!



      Review Posted on Amazon.com 
    Reviewer:

    For natural things, I tried Boric acid which the ants walked right through. Vinegar, which the ants walked around. Ant hotels, didn't work (but my dog seemed to like them, he's ok, but that's cause he's 100 lbs). I put this stuff down the crack they were coming through and after 24 hrs they were finally gone.

    I read this is good to spread in your yard for fleas, going to try that next. A man said keeping his yard wet kept the fleas down too.



      Review Posted on Amazon.com 
    Reviewer:

    I purchased this product as a inside the home pest control. I did not want to hire a professional. I sprinkled this stuff where the carpet meets the walls and around vents, doors, and outlets. A couple of days later I found insects of all types dead in random places. I simply vacuumed them up. It does not kill them immediately but sure enough should an insect come in contact with it, it is an automatic death sentence. I only used a tiny bit for a rather large bedroom. This stuff is visible on carpet but vacuums up easily leaving no trace. I find this product much more beneficial compared to insecticides that are potentially health hazards.



      Bed Bugs trapped 
    Reviewer:

    I used this DE powder to create a bed bug trap. I took an electric heating pad and covered it with DE powder. I put it behind my headboard on the floor. I also used a spray insecticide on my mattress and box spring and then fully encased it in a protector.
    It was cold in the bedroom, so I left the heating pad on with the powder figuring the heat would attract the bugs. I monitored it periodically to ensure there was no fire hazard.
    Well, bed bugs carcasses were all over the pad after a while. I did this every day for 3 weeks until not one more bed bug carcass appeared. This powder was definitely lethal to the bugs!

      Review Posted on Amazon.com 
    Reviewer:

    I live in North Florida and last season our entire neighborhood was overrun with fleas. So, this year, I was not looking forward to another season of rolling up my pants legs before heading out to the car. I researched like crazy and had read about DE but have been very skeptical. Then, about two weeks ago, the temp hit 80 degrees and fleas took over my garage. I couldn't do laundry but that a dozen of the littles SOBs would swarm my legs.

    Last night I arrived home from work and needed to go into the garage, but had a sinking feeling, knowing what awaited me. Hartz has a spray that works really well, but it is a poison and I can't soak everything in it. So, I hopped back into the car and drove to Home Depot. I returned home and readied myself: shorts, tank top, flip flops and with a flour sifter in hand, I marched in. They attacked me immediately. With one hand I was bent over dusting the floor and with the other I was scraping off the little buggers. I know it says that it can take up to 48 hours to work but I was so curious that I attempted to martyr myself for the cause this morning and dared to head out into the garage and act as guinea pig.

    And there I stood.

    And stood.

    And not a SINGLE FLEA hopped on.

    I switched locations. Still, none.

    I switched locations again. Still, none.

    I don't know if it's just good luck the first time out and whether it will work as well in other areas but I am genuinely excited to try it further. In fact, I'm going to drag out my lawn spreader (the drop type) and do my entire yard. And, I'm going to sprinkle it in doorways and window sills.

    If this stuff works, I'll be spreading the word around my neighborhood like wildfire!



      Review Posted on Amazon.com 
    Reviewer:

    This is the best product that I have found to get rid of earwigs from our garden. You do have to keep up the application, but it's an organic product that you can feel safe putting on your fruits and veggies in your garden.



      For mites? 
    Reviewer:

    I thought this was suppose to be for bird mites too. Is this the food grade you can dust on your animals? If u can dust this on your carpet and inside the house and on bedding, how can u not get the dust in your eyes or inhale it in your mouth. Why in God's naame do u need to call the poison control center if it is food grade and same for humans and pets, but yet u say keep away from pets? This did not get rid of bird mites.


    Safer Brand Consumer Relations Team

      RESPONSE FROM SAFERBRAND

    JUNE 13, 2013

    Thank you for your feedback regarding our Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant and Crawling Insect Killer (model 51702). We are sorry to hear that you have not seen the desired results from this product.

    This product is not a contact killer. It will dehydrate and kill insects that come in contact with it within approximately 24-48 hours. When applied as directed, it is safe to use around people and pets. We do recommend using caution when applying the product, as it is a fine powdery substance and can create a dust. It is not recommended for use directly on pets.

    This product is an insecticide and as such, we are required to include certain guidelines, including the poison control information. Any product registered with the EPA must include certain cautionary statements, even if the product is organic, as the Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant and Crawling Insect Killer is.

    We hope this information helps. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264).

    Best regards,

    Susan
    Consumer Relations Representative
    Woodstream Corporation
    Safer Brand



      NOT SAFE FOR CATS 
    Reviewer:

    Juat wanted to tell anyone that is looking for safe flea control do not use this product for that. It has some kind of chemical in it, the safer brand people would not tell me what it was but I could taste the chemical taste and when my cats licked it off the floor they threw up! I went and bought some Diatomaceous Earth that was 100 % Diatamaceous earth with NO INERT ingredients. I think they should tell us what they are! They refused to tell me!! What is wrong with this picture?


    Safer Brand Consumer Relations Team

      RESPONSE FROM SAFERBRAND

    MAY 1, 2013

    Dear Amy,

    Thank you for contacting us regarding our Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant and Crawling Insect Killer (model 51702). We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear of the experience that you had with this product. While the additional ingredients are proprietary, this product is certified organic, OMRI Listed® and completely safe when used as directed. One thing to keep in mind is that this product is not meant to be consumed.

    We hope this information has been helpful. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264).

    Best regards,

    Susan
    Consumer Relations Representative
    Woodstream Corporation
    Safer Brand



      22.31% other ingredients 
    Reviewer:

    I can't use this product without knowing what the "OTHER INGREDIENTS"are in the amount of 22.31% calling them didn't help & there is no information here on the website either. How can something be considered for organic use, & have hidden/unknown, ingredients, to the consumer ? They say just trust us, well I have heard that before. To me the words other ingredients troughs up a big red flag & a black circle with a slash through it.

    Safer Brand Consumer Relations Team

      RESPONSE FROM SAFERBRAND

    MAY 31, 2013

    Dear Tony,

    Thank you for contacting us regarding our Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant and Crawling Insect Killer (model 51702). We appreciate your feedback regarding this product. This product is derived from Amorphous DE and is OMRI Listed® and compliant for use in organic gardening. The OMRI rating ensures that our product is examined by a third party to ensure that the ingredients are certified as organic. Unfortunately the remaining ingredients are proprietary and not able to be given out.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264).

    Best regards,

    Susan
    Consumer Relations Representative
    Woodstream Corporation
    Safer Brand



      doesn't work on ants 
    Reviewer:

    This was absolutely worthless on ants in the yard.  They just burrowed down and came up right next to the old pile. Back to the evil poisons that work.

     

    Safer Brand Consumer Relations Team

      RESPONSE FROM SAFERBRAND

    MARCH 3, 2012

    We are sorry you were not satisfied with this product. Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - Bed Bug, Ant and Crawling Insect Killer (model #51702) works great for indoor ant infestations. It can also be used outdoors around windows, door frames, and sills, and outside of entrance ways where ants are found. If used in your yard the product is subject to moisture. If Diatomaceous Earth comes into contact with any type of moisture (rain, dew…) it will immediately become ineffective.

     

    Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264). We would like to provide you with assistance regarding this matter.

     

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Best regards,

    Liz
    Consumer Relations Representative
    Woodstream Corporation
    Safer Brand

     



     
     
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