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Safer Brand 5168 Diatomaceous Earth Powder Ant, Crawling Insect and Bed Bug Killer, 7 Ounces

  • Brand:Safer  
  • Category:Lawn & Patio
  • Department:Teak
  • List Price: $14.99
  • Buy New: $4.75
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  • Sales Rank:712
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Size:7-Ounce
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):3.2 x 3.3 x 9
  • MPN:5168
  • Model:5168
  • UPC:024654551688
  • EAN:0024654551688
  • ASIN:B000FLV9H2
Availability:Usually ships in 3-4 business days

  • Diatomaceous earth-based powder is a highly effective ant and bed bug killer; 7-ounce puffer bottle
  • Kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours indoors or outdoors
  • Also for cockroach, earwig, silverfish, crickets, millipedes and centipede control
  • Insects cannot develop a resistance to it since there are no chemicals to build immunity from
  • Excellent for use in hydroponic and indoor gardening
  • OMRI Listed and USDA-approved for organic gardening

Editorial Reviews:

This formula is ideal for killing bed bugs, ants, earwigs, cockroaches, silverfish, crickets, fleas, millipedes and centipedes. Safer Brand's Ant and Crawling Insect Powder utilizes Diatomaceous Earth (a.k.a., silicon dioxide), which includes a bait formula that kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours and works indoors and outdoors (when kept dry).. The efficient nature of this organic pest control product makes it the most economical and convenient solution to the wide array of garden annoyances on the market. It's OMRI Listed and USDA Certified for use in organic gardening. This means you are using a produce that has made it through a battery of tests to ensure it is effective on crawling insects, but safe for use in organic gardening.

This version comes in a 7-ounce puffer bottle, but it's also available in a 4-pound resealable bag.

Ant and Crawling Insect Powder

The Safer Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Powder provides you with two forms of protection against crawling insects. First, if the pest ingests the Diatomaceous Earth, they will die within 48 hours of ingestion. The second method is that when the insect crawls through Diatomaceous Earth, it will cut their exoskeleton, which releases their vital moisture within their body, causing them to dehydrate and die.

The best part about this product is that insects won't become immune to this solution--finally, an organic solution to crawling insects with lasting protection.

Not all Diatomaceous Earth is not the same. Safer Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer Powder with Diatomaceous Earth is made from a patented formula containing 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 DE, which can be derived from unnatural sources and has been linked to cancer.

Directions for Use

Indoor Use

Coat a thin layer 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. You can also apply this product directly to insects where possible. Repeat treatment as necessary.

Outdoor Use

Lightly coat the areas where the pests are found or may hide including windows, door frames, sills, and outside of entrance ways. Repeat treatment as necessary. Apply on days in which there is no rain prevalent as this solution works best when kept dry.

For Bed Bugs

Option 1
  1. Take bed apart
  2. Coat a thin layer of Ant and Crawling Insect Killer into joints and channels
  3. If hollow such as a square or round tubing, see that the interior of the framework is well dusted.
  4. Mattresses should be dusted, especially tufts, folds and edges
  5. Picture frame moldings and all cracks/crevices in the room should be treated
Option 2
  1. Dump approximately 2 inches worth of Ant and Crawling Insect Killer Powder into 4 small dishes
  2. Place the legs of your bed inside the small dish so that they are resting inside the dish
  3. Ensure your bed is secure
  4. When bed bugs try to crawl up your bed posts to feed on the host, they will be forced to go through the insect killer, which will in turn kill them by cutting their exoskeleton. This causes them to dry out and die.

OMRI Listed (Organic Materials Review Institute) and USDA’s National Organic Program (Compliant for Organic Gardening) products must undergo a rigorous review to ensure that they comply with USDA organic standards. Look for the OMRI Listed and For Organic Gardening seals and shop confidently.


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