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

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  • 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
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Safer Brand 5168 Diatomaceous Earth Powder Ant, Crawling Insect and Bed Bug Killer, 7 Ounces + Climbup Insect Interceptor Bed Bug Trap, 4ct + Pest Pistol - Used to Kill Bed Bugs - Insert Diatomaceous Earth
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Product Details

Size: 7-Ounce
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.3 x 9 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FLV9H2
  • Item model number: 5168
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (357 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Size: 7-Ounce

From the Manufacturer

This organic pest control formula is ideal for killing ants, earwigs, cockroaches, silverfish, crickets, millipedes and centipedes. This 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. Works indoors and outdoors when kept dry. OMRI-listed and compliant for use in organic gardening.

Product Description

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.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I don't know where the bugs are coming from and they need to walk through it.
lilbit
When I found Silicon Dioxide from Diatomaceous Earth, the active ingredient in Safer Ant & Crawling Insect Killer, it was more valuable than gold dust to me.
Lita Perna
Because it is safer I can trust that it non toxic to kids and pets so I am good with using it in my home.
Firefly

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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174 of 177 people found the following review helpful By John E. Gabor on January 10, 2013
Size Name: 4 lbs bag Verified Purchase
...if you can wait for the products to get to you from Amazon, you can do just as good a job defeating bed bugs as the professionals will - probably better, because you have a more personal interest. First of all, never buy pillows or mattresses without buying bed bug-proof pillow and mattress covers from Target (they might be available elsewhere, but I found them at Target). If you don't use these covers and you get bed bugs, your mattresses and pillows are pretty well shot. We didn't and we learned the hard way. When we got bed bugs, we had to throw them in the dumpster and buy news ones. Covers are critical. Don't spend big $$$ on mattresses and pillows without buying protective covers for them. If you do get bed bugs, three products will wipe them out. Put Climbup Insect Interceptors under each bed post. If you have supports under your mattress, put one under each support, too. The Interceptors come in different sizes. Fill the trough of the Interceptors with Diatomaceous Earth. Diatomaceous Earth is harmless to humans, but rips bed bugs and other insects to shreds. Also, make sure your bed is not touching the wall. Sprayaway Bed Bugs is very effective for spraying around your house or apartment. You can use it to spray the perimeter and anywhere else - it doesn't stain or harm walls, woodwork, carpeting, furniture, etc. Once I used these products, it not only killed the bed bugs, it killed the eggs and hatching bed bugs. Bed bugs are masters at hiding, so you have to seek them out. Spray anywhere there are cracks and other hiding places, including any spaces where your bed parts fit together - you might have to take your bed apart to get to these areas. Bed bugs like to hide behind pictures on the wall, too.Read more ›
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January 16, 2014
John,

We admire the fact that you took the time to provide such a detailed and helpful review, about your experience in eliminating bedbugs with the help of our product. The Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth-Bed Bug, Ant, and Crawling Insect Killer (model 5168) is an effective and poison-free way to kill various crawling insects in your home. You can also continue applying the product in previously affected areas, to uphold and maintain full protection from any insects that may attempt another invasion. If you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264).

Best Regards,

Ivory
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Safer® Brand
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142 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Nick Corrigan on January 26, 2013
Size Name: 7-Ounce Verified Purchase
I used this along with steam treatment and bed encasements/isolation to combat a mild/moderate bed bug infestation. I have seen no bugs and received no bites for over two weeks. I have no trouble sleeping now after freaking out when I first discovered the infestation. I went to great lengths to research bugs and take the right steps to defend against them because their survivability is amazing. Also, I live in an apartment unit, so there is hope for people who are not fortunate enough to live in a detached home.

When using the product take proper precautions not to breathe the powder (it will be fine once it settles). You should only need to apply a light amount of powder in key areas (bed frame, box spring, mattress piping, surrounding furniture, wall outlets, picture frames, shelves, cracks, crevices, etc.) and bed bugs may avoid large clumps of it. You might not see it but have faith, it will kill. The bottle is easy to use - I shake it a little to get rid of clumps and then squeeze it parallel to the floor to get a light amount of dust.

Overall it is a great product and an essential tool for bed bug eradication. Even though bed bugs will travel from room to room and possibly unit to unit in apartment settings, you can use this to ensure that they die in the process. Good luck to anyone with a bed bug problem (or any other bug). I will post updates on mine.

Update: Smooth sailing for almost two months. We found two bed bugs within two weeks, in the bathroom of all places. It was daytime and they were out in the open, so they were probably starved. Not sure if they were hiding from before treatment or if they came from another apartment unit. Either way, no confirmed bites and no signs of reinfestation.
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January 16, 2014
Nick,

We are delighted to hear that you have had continued success with eliminating bed bugs by using our Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth (model 5168). You can prevent possible inhalation of the product by wearing a suitable dust mask, while applying a thin layer of the product to any affected areas. If you need any additional information about this or any of our other Safer® Brand products, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264).

Best Regards,

Ivory
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Safer® Brand
Size Name: 7-Ounce Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
From everything I have read, Safer Brand 5168 Diatomaceous Earth Powder Ant and Crawling Insect Killer should help solve a long-standing problem of mine.

The Good: Should help solve the annual American Cockroach problem.

The Bad: That some people don't do important reading before writing their reviews.

I am happy to have a Diatomaceous Earth-based insecticide because I genuinely hate cockroaches of all kinds and everything I've researched about the product tells me that it is non-toxic to humans and pets and that this Summer, it will hellp me to kill this Summer's' crop of big, ugly American Cockroaches ("waterbugs" "palmetto bugs" etc.).

What it is, what it does.

Unlike poisons like DDT, to which roaches and other insects rapidly develop an immunity (natural selection works and with insects, it works *fast*! ), diatomaceous earth is a mechanical insecticide, a powder obtained by mining, composed of the dried, processed shells of microscopic animals that had lived in water.

Instead of chemical toxins, Diatomaceous Earth kills insects either by breaking down the waxy coating insects need to keep water inside their bodies, causing them to die by dehydration, or, by tearing holes in their exoskeletons like microscopic daggers, killing them by bleeding.

Will it hurt you or your pets?

Unless you or your pets have six legs and a love for crawling, the short answer is "no."

According to Wikipedia, medical grade D. E. has been used as a worming agent for humans and animals, and in toothpaste, as an insecticide added to grain and as an absorbing agent in cat litter.

As something that has been around since the early 1800s, If D.E.
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