Diatomaceous Earth

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Safer Brand Diatomaceous Earth (aka Ant & Crawling Insect Killer) is made from the fossilized remains of tiny freshwater algae-like creatures called diatoms. A mild abrasive, it kills insects within 48 hours of contact… indoors or out! Contains less than 0.1% Crystalline Silica. OMRI Listed for use in organic production.

• Kills insect pests FAST!
• Effective and long lasting
• Approved for use indoors and out
• Compliant for use in organic gardening
• Works without toxins — SAFE to use around children and pets!

Available in 4 lb bags.

Note: This is the same type of D.E. that is used in food-grade products and is mined from natural sources found throughout the world.


Earwigs, Centipedes, Silverfish, Cockroaches and Ants:
Apply in areas where these pests are found or may hide, such as cracks and crevices, behind and beneath refrigerators, cabinets, stoves and in attics and basements. Dust insects directly if possible. Repeat regularly.

Thoroughly treat floor and bedding in and around pets’ sleeping quarters. Treat surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpeting and wherever fleas are suspected.

Dust into joints and channels of beds. If hollow, see that the interior of the framework is well dusted. Mattresses should be dusted, especially tufts, edges or folds. All cracks and crevices in the room should be treated.


Ants, Cockroaches, Earwigs and Other Crawling Insects:
Apply in areas where pests are found such as patios, window and door frames, outdoor sills. Dust around foundations and around sewer pipes and drains. Repeat as necessary.

Product Label – PDF
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – PDF
Product Brochure – PDF
General Fact Sheet (external link)

User’s Tip:
This product is not to be confused with the D.E. sold for swimming pool filters (Diatomite), which has been heat treated to increase the crystalline silica content. Crystalline silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen.

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