Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag

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Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag

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%
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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  • 25 of 25 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  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.

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    5 of 5 Stars  Diatomaceous Earth
    By Joyce on July 26, 2011
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    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.

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 Stars  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.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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?

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The Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag for solid coverage (a light, dosing broadcast outside and inside) will cover of 800 sq. ft.

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June 14, 2011 Jennifer asked:

QIs Diatomaceous Earth 85% safe to use in gardens and on vegetables?
Can I dust this on tomatoes and other garden food to control ants as long as I wash it off before eating?

ADiatomaceous Earth 85% in not labeled to be used on edible vegetation. We carry do Fertilome Dipel dust and Sevin dust which are both labeled to be used in vegetable gardens.

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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.

A 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.

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October 18, 2013

QWill Diatomaceous earth work for Bed Bugs waiting on my order from you?
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

A 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.

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September 27, 2013 Shannon from Alma, Arkansas asked:

QHow long will Diatomaceous Earth take to kill roaches?

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Diatomaceous Earth will be a great portion of a roach control program. The insect must come in contact with the product or ingest it. This results in loss of body fluids then dehydration. Therefore, there is not a specific time of kill it depends on when they come into contact with the dust. If left undisturbed, the dust will last for many months.Dust should be applied in a very thin layer.  If you can see the dust, you applied too much. We recommend using one of our Roach Control Kits for the necessary products for treatment inside and outside the home. This will offer a residual of up to 3 months indoors and monthly outdoors. The bait that is included will be applied every 2 weeks.

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/roach-control-t-4.html

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September 23, 2013 Vanessa asked:

QIs Diatomaceous Earth safe to use in my kitchen on top of the cabinets?

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We do recommend applying Diatomaceous Earth on top of the countertops or cabinets in the kitchen. The product can be applied in cracks and crevices. Please click on the product link below for additional informationn on application.

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July 30, 2013 Janice from Sptbg Sc asked:

QUsing Diatomaceous Earth 85% product, how to apply on dog to kill fleas?

A The Diatomaceous Earth 85% is not labeled for use on dogs to kill fleas so we are unable to give instructions for that usage.  We do carry several products that are labeled for flea control on dogs, you can find them here.  Our most popular product is the PetCor Flea Spray.  Petcor Flea Spray contains Precor IGR, an insect growth regulator that targets fleas in the egg and larval stages of development. As a result, pre-adult fleas cannot produce new infestations of breeding, biting adults.

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July 6, 2013 Kimberly from Humboldt, Tn asked:

QHow thick does the layer of Diatomaceous Earth 85% have to be?
Does it need to be a light coating or a thick almost pile for them to walk through so it is effective?

A You want to use a light dusting of Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag. If you use a large amount the pest you are treating may go around the treated area.

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May 14, 2013 Kathy from Savannah,ga asked:

QWill Diatomaceous Earth kill or hurt beneficial insects in my soil and gardens?
I'm considering using this product but I'm concerned about what Diatomaceous Earth will do to earthworms, ladybugs and other beneficial insects. The clerk at the nursery said they probably wouldn't think of it as food but I want to make sure.

A Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag causes abrasions through contact or ingestion by the insect. The manufacturer advises that Diatomaceous Earth 85% IS digestible by earthworms, therefore causing no harm. Lady bugs are not on the product label. We recommend contacting VPG 888-583-5296 to verify if the other beneficial insects you are concerned about would  be harmed. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.

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May 8, 2013 J.b from Honolulu, Hawaii asked:

QWill a very light unnoticeable dusting of DE be just as effective?
I've seen people on youtube pouring DE on the floor in large messy quantiites and was wondering if i could just dust areas lightly where its unnoticeable or would this not be effective treatment? also if its safe to leave on my mattress before i put on a enclosed mattress cover?

A Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag can be applied indoor and Outdoor areas, floors, carpets, along baseboards and in cracks and crevices where crawling insects are found and may hide. You do not want to make a heavy application as it may deter the insects away. Also, Diatomaceous Earth 85% - 4 lb. bag is not labeled for use on mattresses. You want to use something like Sterifab that is labeled for that use.

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June 11, 2012 Harmon from Berea Ky. asked:

QIs Diatomaceous Earth 85% effective on mites as well as bed bugs ?

A Diatomaceous Earth 85% is not actually labeled for mite control but it is labeled for bedbugs. Having said that we are not aware of any insects that are impervious to the effects of Diatomaceous Earth. You should note the DE does not have a fast knock down and that it should not be used alone for bedbug control. If you would like to stick with all natural products you can check out our All Natural Bedbug Kit for our natural bedbug product recommendations.

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April 10, 2012 Kasey from Richland Wa asked:

QI have a HUGE slug problem. Will this kill the slugs? How long will it keep killing?
Slugs are eating EVERYTHING. My cats are even bringing them in the house because when they walk threw the grass they stick to there fur!!!

A Diatomaceous Earth 85% is labeled for slugs and should do a great job eliminating them when used according to the product label. The dust will need to be reapplied if it gets washed away or covered with other debris. According to the product label "Lightly coat a thin layer of Natural -Guard Craw ling Insect Control in areas where these insects are found such as patios, outdoor sills, window and door frames. Dust around foundations, along ant trails and around sewer pipes and drains." If you would like a product you can use out in the yard Hi Yield Slug and Snail bait or Sluggo Plus would both be good choices.

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