Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - 4 lbs.

OMRI LISTED. Long lasting, odorless, non-staining insect killing powder made from diatomaceous earth.
  • Safer® Brand Diatomaceous Earth - 4 lbs.
    SKU: 1256701
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Made from a patented formula containing diatomaceous earth and selected baits. Insects come into contact with the DE powder or ingest it and literally dry up and die within 48 hours. Odorless, Non-staining. It remains effective in the control of insects as long as it is present and kept dry.

Indoor Use: Cockroaches, ants, earwigs, silverfish, crickets, millipedes and centipedes. 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 in attics and basements.

Outdoor Use: Lightly coat the areas where pests are found or may hide including windows, door frames and sills. Dust DE onto leaves and stems to control garden pests such as aphids, Colorado potato beetle, immature forms of squash bug, Mexican bean beetle or whitefly. Or spread it as a barrier against slugs and snails. It works best in dry situations. It is not selective and kills spiders and beneficials as well as pests. Don't overuse it.

About Diatomaceous Earth: Diatomaceous earth is a powder-like dust made of the silicate skeletons of tiny marine creatures called diatoms. Millions of years ago, as they died, their skeletons gradually accumulated into deep layers that are mined today from deposits where oceans or large lakes once covered the land. DE acts like ground glass, cutting into the waxy coat of insects and causing them to dry out and die. It is not toxic if eaten, but is irritating if inhaled.  We recommend that you wear goggles and a dust mask during application.

DE is available in two different forms. One form is used primarily in swimming pool filters and this product is not an effective insecticide. In your garden, use only the natural grade of DE.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases:
This product works as a mechanical control for the following: Ants (Mult), Bed Bugs, Centipedes, Cockroaches (Mult), Crickets, Earwigs, Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta), Fleas, Millipedes, Mole Crickets (Scapteriscus sp), Silverfish, Slugs (Mult), Stink Bugs


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