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Natural Guard Crawling Insect Control containing 85% Diatomaceous Earth made from Amorphous DE fresh water type is a natural contact insecticide. Diatomaceous Earth dust works by causing abrasions on insects as they come into contact with product or ingest it. This contact results in the loss of body fluids then dehydration. Insects cannot become immune to its action. Digestible by earthworms, thus causing them no harm. Very effective in controlling snails and slugs in bedding plant areas and around houses. Diatomaceous Earth is odorless, nonstaining and remains effective in the control of insects as long as the product is present. Diatomaceous Earth dust/powder also has a highly repellent effect on most insects.
|Active Ingredient:||Silicon dioxide, from Diatomaceous Earth 85%|
|Target pests:||Cockroaches, ants, earwigs, Millipedes, Centipedes, Crickets, Silverfish, Fleas, Carpet Beetles, Bedbugs, Grasshoppers, Slugs and other crawling insects
* See label for complete list
|For use in:||Indoor and Outdoor: Floors, Carpets, Baseboards and in Cracks and Crevices
* See label for complete list
|Application:||Use hand duster or bulbous duster to apply light coating of dust to areas
* See label for complete application instructions
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed on label|
|Manufactured By:||VPG (UPC: 732221402546)|
Natural Guard Crawling Insect Control containing Diatomaceous Earth made from Amorphous DE fresh water type is a natural contact insecticide. Works by causing abrasions on insects as they come into contact with product or ingest it. This contact results in the loss of body fluids then dehydration. Insects cannot become immune to its action. Digestible by earthworms, thus causing them no harm. Very effective in controlling snails and slugs in bedding plant areas and around houses. Diatomaceous Earth is odorless, nonstaining and remains effective in the control of insects as long as the product is present. Diatomaceous Earth also has a highly repellent effect on most insects.
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40 of 41 people found this review helpful:
Double Whammo - Naturally!
By Bryan in Bristow, VA on 05/23/2011
This natural product is a home's best friend. It works best with the bellow duster, because it does not need much to control insects. I found this product far better than the big box store versions. The price-to-product ratio cannot be matched by any other natural-based product. When used properly (light dusting) in a 1800 sq ft house, this product lasts 2 years. What's more, is that this product is safe around children and pets.
24 of 25 people found this review helpful:
By Joyce in New York, New York on 07/26/2011
I purchased this product, put it down in various places, including doorsill and so far, haven't seen a roach since. I basically wanted some protection against bedbugs entering my apartment from possibly others so since I have used this product, I feel confident that it is doing its job because I did have some roached before I used it and it beats usiing smelly sprays. I have told all of my friends about it especially the ones who own homes, I think it would be excellent for them. I highly recommend this to anyone.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful:
The perfect DE size for the price
By Dollarseed in Cortland, NY on 08/29/2012
When I bought the 4 lb. bag, I was worried that I wouldn't have enough DE for the size of the project I needed it for. Using the bulb duster, not only did I get my project done, but did it with less than 1/2 lb. of DE. That included dusting my 5 raised beds for snails and slugs that are 32 sq. ft. each, my dog's 40 foot run and surrounding areas for fleas, and my seed room 9x12 for Indian Meal Moths. I have enough product left over to do these same areas at least 7 more times.
9 of 12 people found this review helpful:
the good and the bad
By Big in Omaha, NE on 07/24/2012
DE is always a good product to use in an IPM oriented program. It's hard to find locally where I am and DMOPC almost always has what I am looking for. That's the good. The not so good is that I can find DE at other online venues for much lower price as the regular price than offered here. I went ahead and ordered it here this once out of convenience, but as I stock up on DE, I will likely buy it elsewhere based on price comparison.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful:
By Mary in COOS BAY OREGON on 05/13/2014
Diatomaceous Earth 85% 4 lb. bag is a perfect solution for inside and outside of my home where it is just myself and my dog.I love being able to keep pests, insects etc. away. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PEODUCT!!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
What a mess
By Jonathan in Meadville, PA on 10/30/2015
It did not work. It did not solve the flea problem. All it did was create a white, powdery mess that destroyed my vacuum cleaner. I would not recommend this product. I am just going to call an exterminator.
Goodbye outdoor biting ants
By Sue in Carlisle, OH on 06/10/2016
Had ants hills everywhere in my yard and if I did any digging always managed to get in them. Because they bite and no, these are not fire ants, I had to find a way to get rid of them especially in my back yard where the dogs roam. This did the trick!
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QDoes Diatomaceous Earth kill brown recluses?
ADiatomaceous Earth will kill spiders (including brown recluse spiders), but it works over a period of several days and will not provide a fast knockdown. Diatomaceous Earth will also kill most other insects that come into contact with treated areas which will eliminate the spiders food source. By eliminating the spiders food source, existing spiders will move or starve to death (even if they do not come into contact with treated areas) and new spiders will not move in.
10/16/2014 Shane from Norcross
QDoes diatomaceous earth kill fleas?
AYes, Diatomaceous Earth 85% 4 lb bag is labeled to kill fleas. Thoroughly treat the floor and bedding in and around pets' sleeping quarters. Treat surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpeting and wherever fleas are suspected. It is also recommended to treat your pets with a product registered for flea control, such as Petcor Flea Spray.
QWill Diatomaceous earth work for Bed Bugs?
worried about bedbugs coming to my house from college apt w/ my child - she found them then came home and then her apt was treated- could buy the diamataceous earth with the calcium bentonite at the local tractor store - so we started that as a first step and are waiting for my order from you to treat the house
AYes, Diatomaceous Earth will kill Bed bugs that come in contact with the treated area. Mainly, you want to focus on cracks, crevices and wall voids. You want to go ahead and start thoroughly cleaning and laundering anything that you can. Also, please read our article How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs.
QIs this food grade? Can I ingest the Diatomaceous Earth?
Wanting to know if safe for ingestion for health benefits?
AAbsolutely not. This product is insecticide grade DE made from fresh water diatoms and it is not for consumption by anyone.
10/16/2014 Sarah from Norcross
QWill Diatomaceous Earth kill Ants?
AYes, Diatomaceous Earth is labeled for ants. You will lightly coat a thin layer where the pests are found and may hide, such as cracks and crevices, behind and beneath refrigerators, cabinets, stoves, garbage cans, and in and around sewer pipes and drains, window frames and in attics and basements.
06/07/2016 Sherri from Cloverdale, In
QWhy does the label say to remove clothing if you get Diatomaceous Earth 85% on it?
When label says safe to put on furniture and mattresses. I am not sure what is really ok.
A When using†Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lbs.†on mattresses you are only applying to areas that do not make contact with humans, folds and edges†as directed on the label. †It would not be applied on other furniture, only under it. †As the product is a desiccant, it can cause skin to dry out, so contact should be avoided. Hence, why you should wash clothing if the product gets on your person during treatment.
When using†Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lbs.†on mattresses you are only applying to areas that do not make contact with humans, folds and edges†as directed on the label. †It would not be applied on other furniture, only under it. †As the product is a desiccant, it can cause skin to dry out, so contact should be avoided. Hence, why you should wash clothing if the product gets on your person during treatment.
10/25/2015 Ronald from San Antonio, Tx
QCan you apply Diatomaceous Earth 85% wet?
08/13/2015 Shawn from Phoenix, Az
QWill Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag kills scopions?
07/15/2015 Judi from Suring, Wi
QWill Diatomaceous Earth 85% be ok for my dogs to be around after I sprinkle it on carpeting, beds, etc?
A Diatomaceous Earth 85% should be lightly dusted and then raked or swept into carpets. Other areas of application will be in areas dogs cannot get to. Be sure to keep them out of the area until the dust settles.
Diatomaceous Earth 85% should be lightly dusted and then raked or swept into carpets. Other areas of application will be in areas dogs cannot get to. Be sure to keep them out of the area until the dust settles.
06/26/2015 Ryan from Chillicothe Illinois
QCan I use this product in my chicken coop?
Sprinkle it in the bedding to prevent bug infestation
ADiatomaceous Earth is not labled to be used in chicken coops.
06/16/2015 Gwen from Bellingham Wa
QI sprinkled Diatomaceous Earth 85% on my pepper and tomato plants to get rid of flea beetles.
After reading the FAQ, I'm worried about the safety of my vegetables and greenhouse now. Please advice me what to do.
AIf anything edible was treated with Diatomaceous Earth 85%, we recommend that you discard the food as it is not labeled for edible vegetation. We carry do Sevin Dust which is labeled to be used in vegetable gardens.
10/16/2014 Jeremy from Norcross
QDoes Diatomaceous Earth kill spiders?
AYes, Diatomaceous Earth is labeled to kill spiders. Lightly coat a thin layer of product where insects are found, such as patios, outdoor sills, and around windows and door frames. This product should be applied with a hand duster.
10/16/2014 Samantha from Norcross
QDoes diatomaceous earth kill roaches?
AYes, Diatomaceous Earth is labeled to kill roaches. Lightly coat a thin layer of product in areas where pests are found and may hide, such as cracks and crevices, behind and beneath refrigerators, cabinets, stoves, garbage cans, and in and around sewer pipes and drains, window frames and in attics and basements. Dust insects directly if possible. Repeat treatments regularly or whenever reinfestation occurs.
10/16/2014 Jared from Norcross
QCan you use diatomaceous earth indoors?
AYes, Diamtomaceous Earth can be used indoors. It can be used on the floors, carpets, along baseboards and in cracks and crevices where crawling insects may be found and can hide.
10/16/2014 Michael from Norcross
QCan you put diatomaceous earth on your bed?
AYes, Diatomaceous Earth is labeled to be used on bedding. Dust the mattresses especially the folds and edges.