|Active Ingredient:||Silicon dioxide, from Diatomaceous Earth 85%|
Other elemental oxides 10.0%
|Target pests:||Cockroaches, ants, earwigs, millipedes, centipedes, crickets, silverfish, fleas, carpet beetles, bedbugs, grasshoppers, crickets, slugs and other crawling insects.|
|For use in:||Indoor and Outdoor areas, floors, carpets, along baseboards and in cracks and crevices where crawling insects are found and may hide.|
|Application:||Use hand duster or bulbous duster to apply light coating of dust to areas where crawling pests are found or may hide|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed.|
|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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30 of 31 people found this review helpful:
Double Whammo - Naturally!
By Bryan on May 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.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful:
By Joyce on July 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.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful:
The perfect DE size for the price
By Dollarseed on August 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.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful:
the good and the bad
By Big on July 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.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Mary on May 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!!!!
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March 25, 2011 Debi asked:
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.
April 6, 2011 Rose asked:
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.
May 3, 2011 Janet asked:
QDoes Diatomaceous Earth 85% work well on fleas and ticks in the house?
We take care of several Feral Cats and have approximately 11 in house and a dog. We have been using another product for sometime but it seems to not be working anymore. We need help fast and something that will not harm our indoor animals. Thank you for your time, Janet
ADiatomaceous Earth is labeled for fleas and other crawling insects and will definitely help but because it is slow acting you will most likely need to treat with another product first to help get the flea and ticks under control. DE takes about a week to kill an insect and in that time the insects can continue to bite, breed and lay eggs. We would recommend that you treat with a product such as Precor 2000 which will give you a fast knockdown of the biting adults and residual control of the developing fleas and ticks. It is very important to vacuum immediately before the treatment and every day or every other day for the following 14 days. At the end of the 14 day period you will most likely need to re-treat to get rid of any stragglers. You must also treat all of your animals with an approved flea/tick product so that you are not re-infesting the house. Precor 2000 is safe to use in a house with pets as long as you follow the product label. All pets should be out of the area that is being treated and they can return as soon as the area is dry.
October 16, 2014
Shane from Norcross asked:
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.
April 12, 2012
Murray from Cleburne Texas asked:
QHow much area will 1 Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag will cover?
How much area will 1 bag cover?
A The Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag for solid coverage (a light, dosing broadcast outside and inside) will cover of 800 sq. ft.
The Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag for solid coverage (a light, dosing broadcast outside and inside) will cover of 800 sq. ft.
October 16, 2014
Jeremy from Norcross asked:
QDoes Diatomaceous Earth kill spiders?
A Yes, 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.
October 16, 2014
Samantha from Norcross asked:
QDoes diatomaceous earth kill roaches?
A Yes, 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.
October 16, 2014
Jared from Norcross asked:
QCan you use diatomaceous earth indoors?
A Yes, 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.
October 16, 2014
Sarah from Norcross asked:
QWill Diatomaceous Earth kill Ants?
A Yes, 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.
October 16, 2014
Michael from Norcross asked:
QCan you put diatomaceous earth on your bed?
A Yes, Diatomaceous Earth is labeled to be used on bedding. Dust the mattresses especially the folds and edges.
August 18, 2014
Charlene from Moab Utah asked:
QIs Diatomaceous Earth dangerous to lizards, since they so low to the ground,
A The Diatomaceous Earth label does not specify that their product is safe or not safe for lizards. We recommend contacting VPG directly at 888-583-5296
August 18, 2014
Rory from Sioux Falls, Sd asked:
QIs Diatomaceous Earth 85% a food grade product?
Is Diatomaceous Earth 85% a food grade product?
No, Diatomaceous Earth 85% is not a food grade product. This product is insecticide grade DE made from fresh water diatoms and it is not for consumption by anyone.
June 14, 2014
Bed from Greenville, Tx asked:
QWill this 85% DE in the 4 lb bag cause breathing problems or be toxic if it has already been put on mattress?
In my apartment, I have dusted it on the baseboards, carpet and all over the carpet in the area by the kitchen. I have also dusted it a foot around the baseboards, the window sill and on the mattress that I sleep on. I was wondering if this is too much or if it can hurt me or my lungs? I have had it down about a week. I have used it for bed bugs. So far it has worked.
A Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag is labeled to be applied to cracks and crevices, carpet and mattresses. Please refer to the MSDS for more information on inhalation exposure. We always recommend wearing a mask during application. For additional safety information, please contact the manufacturer, VPG at 888-583-5296.
March 25, 2014
Monique from Ormond Beach, Florida asked:
QWill Diatomaceous Earth 85% be effective to get rid of red ants, fire ants?
Does this product break down into the ground? I have a dog that keeps his nose to the ground and I wouldn't want him inhaling particles even though this is safe for pets and humans. From what I've read, it seems to be the safest option. Thank you.
Yes, Diatomaceous Earth 85% will kill and control all ant species. However, once you have performed an application of the Diatomaceous Earth 85% it is important to keep your dog out of the treatment area until the application is complete being sure to only apply a light thin coating of the Diatomaceous Earth 85%. As long as it hasn't been misused or overused then the Diatomaceous Earth 85% is completely safe for pets.
October 18, 2013
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
Yes, 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.