MotherEarth D - Diatomaceous Earth

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MotherEarth D - Diatomaceous Earth

MotherEarth D is a broad spectrum desiccant dust with 100% high purity freshwater diatomaceous earth for long lasting control of crawling insects. Diatoms are harmless against humans and pets and are completely natural. MotherEarth D is made of the highest-quality diatomaceous earth, lasts virtually forever if left untouched and provides long-lasting control of insect pests.

Mother Earth D should not be the only product used in the fight against bed bugs as it does not kill quick enough.  For best results, use a contact kill such as Sterifab or Bedlam in addition to the dust product. 


Active Ingredient: 100% high purity freshwater diatomaceous earth (diatoms)
Target pests: Ants, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Fleas, Mites, Spiders, Bed Bugs and almost all other crawling insects.
For use in: cracks, crevices and voids where insects travel.
Pet safe: Yes
Manufactured By: Whitmire Micro-Gen



MotherEarth D consists of 100% diatomaceous earth which is the fossilized skeletal remains of single celled phytoplankton commonly referred to as diatoms. It works by dehydrating insects through a desiccating action. The absorptive properties of the fossilized cell-walls easily remove the cuticle's outer waxy layer. This results in the loss of an insect's ability to maintain proper fluid levels-ultimately leading to death. Unlike boric acid dusts that work best when ingested, MotherEarth D only requires contact with the insect to be effective.

Mother Earth D Features:
 

  • Highly absorptive desiccant dust
  • 100% high purity freshwater diatomaceous earth
  • Long lasting dust provides continuous protection from pests
  • Easily covers cracks, crevices, and voids
  • Mined straight from Mother Earth for your sensitive accounts

 

How do I use Mother D?

INDOOR USE

ANTS, COCKROACHES, EARWIGS, SPIDERS AND OTHER CRAWLING INSECTS: Using a hand duster, apply lightly in dry areas where crawling insect pests are found or may hide, including cracks and crevices, along baseboards, around sinks, cabinets, refrigerators and stoves and in attics and basements. Direct contact with dry dust is required for effective control.

 

FLEAS: To control fleas infesting pet areas, thoroughly treat floor and bedding in and around pet's sleeping quarters. Treat surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, furniture, carpeting and wherever fleas are suspected. Apply a thin coat of dust to rugs and carpets. Rake (not sweep) nap back and forth, causing dust to enter rug or carpet. Let product sit overnight. Repeat application as necessary and vacuum every 3 - 4 days for

effective flea control. MotherEarth D will kill fleas and help deodorize carpet or rug.

 

OUTDOOR USE

ANTS, EARWIGS, MITES, SPIDERS AND OTHER CRAWLING INSECTS: Using a hand duster or other equipment suitable for application of dusts, dust lightly in areas where insects are found such as windowsills and doorframes, around foundations and along ant trails. Direct contact with dry dust is required for effective control. Repeat treatment in problem areas as necessary for control.



Mother Earth D Features:



  • Highly absorptive desiccant dust
  • 100% high purity freshwater diatomaceous earth
  • Long lasting dust provides continuous protection from pests
  • Easily covers cracks, crevices, and voids
  • Mined straight from Mother Earth for your sensitive accounts

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  • 64 of 76 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Thank you
    By Sharon on September 28, 2008

    This stuff is the best! I have spent so much money, like 300 dollars on stuff to get rid of fleas and nothing worked. I was ready to loose it until I received a free sample of MotherEarth D. I honestly didn't think it was gonna work because nothing else did, but it did! I puff it everywhere in my house, and guess what, I have no fleas! I don't know what to say except, thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  • 23 of 25 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Product Worked Miracles
    By Stan on September 21, 2010
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    Kills all the bugs. Warning it is a very fine dust powder. You should wear a mask but it does the job. I guarantee it, the bugs cannot become immune and die on contact. I made a perimeter around my bed and I am safe and clean no more bed bugs!!

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  • 18 of 19 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Mother Earth D
    By Dan on September 8, 2010

    I had bought a 5 lb bag of this stuff before finding your sight, when first finding out that we had bed bugs in the house in Mississippi, and been using it. It works great. A little slower in getting rid of things, but it works. I have seen dead roaches and spiders, too, from them walking through it, and not a roach in a few months now. I love it. I suggest it to anyone with a roach problem or bed bugs, too.

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  • 17 of 21 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  No More Spiders!
    By Sandy on November 1, 2010

    I ordered this product to rid my home of spiders. It worked! After chasing down, and eliminating, a HUGE Wolf Spider in my garage (wow are they super fast), I declared all out war against spiders in my home. I didn't mind little spiders, but when I saw the Wolf Spider, (I initially thought it was a small mouse running across my garage floor...then it stopped...I think my jaw dropped open when I saw it was a spider...it was HUGE!)....that spider was way too big for my comfort to have around. I liked that Diatomaceous Earth works without harmful and dangerous pesticides. I sprinkled it around the foundation of my home, and where my garage door hits the cement floor when lowered, and Ta-Da!, no more spiders. Delivery of the product was quick, ordering was easy, packaging was secure...I would buy it again.

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  • 16 of 22 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Diatomaceous Earth - GREAT FOR SQUASH BUGS
    By Pam on July 10, 2010
    Verified Purchase

    I have been at war with squash bugs for several years. Until now, I have ended up with dead and dying squash and cucumber plants and no yield. I tried adding a bit of Diatomaceous Earth around the root area of my plants and it worked great. I am very pleased!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  DE works
    By Mary on September 13, 2014

    Spent so much money trying to get rid of bedbugs, fleas and more. Threw out mattresses and other furniture but the bugs stayed. Then I read reviews on DE, tried it and bugs completely gone. I feel compelled to write a review for others to know "it works"

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  great value!
    June 23, 2013

    This will be the first, last, and only pest (arthropod) control you will ever need. Use a baby powder container to "dust" it into cracks and crevices, especially where there might be a nest, etc... Do NOT breathe it in or do any dusting when children are present. Vacuum or sweep up excess in accessible areas. If it gets wet, it clumps together and becomes immediately and permanently ineffective. This makes it easier to clean up, but must be kept in mind when using it in outdoor/exposed areas.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Mother Earth D-Diatomaceous Earth
    June 5, 2013

    I like the prices. It didn't take long to get the product. You carry products that are not available here in El Paso or others that are, but less expensive. I have been buying some of your products for a while, especially the ones that kill scorpions. I don't have any complaints.

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  • 8 of 9 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  works for bed bugs
    By Joe on May 21, 2012

    I got the 10 lb bucket to treat my three bedroom house. I had a light infestation, because I knew about BB's before I got them and was able to catch it early. I did what everybody said not to do and coated my house with the stuff. The reason I did this was I got desperate after the first treatment with an exterminator failed miserably. The only bad thing about DE is it can take 14 days to kill after contact. Then you have to wait for all the eggs to hatch and they have to make contact with the DE after they hatch its miserable waiting, but it works. I would recommend pesticides before DE to get the population down study there habits and remember they have to touch it to die so apply to hot spots every couple of days and to the whole house once or twice. I am know free of this nightmare after 1 month of application this is my personal story. I gave it a five because honestly I think the pesticides would not be 100% effective alone so the DE kills the ones immune to them.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Great Product.....Super .....Duper.....Great Price
    By Curley on February 3, 2012

    And the roaches hate it. I don't care if they do....hahaha. Hit the road roaches. See ya. Would wanna be ya. With your wings sittin straight up while you lookin for water. You ain't gettin none here. Only more Mother Earth Dust will you get !

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  This stuff is awesome!
    By Tammy on November 3, 2011

    I work for a management company and we were having so many problems getting rid of bedbugs, (even the exterminator could not get rid of them). Then I found this product and figured what the heck, it couldn't hurt. We have been able to get rid of the bedbugs using this product. It takes about 10 days and 2 treatments, but it works.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Mother Earth D
    By Sandy on October 20, 2011

    It's helping with my bug problem and its enough to go through my whole house...I like it.

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Works and is Easy to Use!
    By Victoria on September 8, 2011

    The Diatomaceous Earth product works! I was disappointed that it wasnt food grade, it is insect industry grade. I wish I would have known this before purchase. I kept and used the product for places not near family or pets.

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 Stars  Bed bugs and ants
    By Trinity on March 31, 2011
    Verified Purchase

    I know this helped but I'm giving it three stars because it was so hard to put around the house and leave up. I still have white smears everywhere in the corners of my apartment. It has definitely helped get rid of both. But I have sensitive skin and I'm somewhat allergic.

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Diatomaceous earth
    By Jacqueline on February 4, 2011
    Verified Purchase

    Own a rental property that got infested, this worked well, with other products I bought here, and its safe to use.

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August 13, 2010 Chris asked:

QIs MotherEarth D food grade Diatomaceous Earth?

ANo. MotherEarth D is insect grade diatomaceous earth.

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September 26, 2009 Dennis asked:

QIs MotherEarth D safe to use around children and pets?
Does it hurt pets or humans if they come into contact with the MotherEarth D? How much dust is needed to do the job efficiently?

AMother Earth D is an all natural product so there is no poison or insecticide present.  It is one of the safest products we sell.  There is no certain amount because this product is meant to be applied from a hand duster in cracks and cravices, under appliances, wall voids, etc.  You should fill a hand duster half way with the MotherEarth D and apply 1 to 2 puffs in the crack/crevice or under appliances or any other areas you apply the product.

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July 23, 2010 Donna asked:

QI have little red ants in my pantry. Can I use MotherEarth D around food? Any other suggestions if not?

AYou should not use MotherEarth D or any other dust around food in a pantry.  Dusts are meant to be placed in cracks and crevices, underneath appliances and inside wall voids.  Ant bait is a great choice for treating ants in a pantry or other area in your kitchen. Our Maxforce FC Ant gel is our most popular.  You should first throw away any open food that the ants are eating and take away all easily accessible food so there is not any competition.  The ants will eat the ant bait and take it back to their nest and feed it to the other ants and the queen. This method will eliminate the entire colony.

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February 28, 2011 Dave asked:

QWhat grade is your diatomaceous earth, Mother Earth D?

AMotherEarth D is insecticide grade DE made from fresh water diatoms.

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May 23, 2010 Allie asked:

QCan Diatomaceous Earth be used in a car with roach infestation?

AYes, you could use Diatomaceous Earth dust inside a car, but you would want to apply it in areas that you do not come into direct contact with, such as underneath mats, in between seats, etc.  

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Most Recent Customer Questions

August 28, 2013 Renee from Kansas City, Ks asked:

QIs Mother Earth D a repellent?

A Mother Earth will only be a repellent if you put out too much. Dust should be applied in a very thin layer.  If you can see the dust, you applied too much.

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December 14, 2012 Aidahally from Singapore asked:

Qi have a lot of bedbugs in my room. Can i use d mother earth to spray around my floor?
If cant apply on my floor what product would you recomend me? How would i apply the mother earth?

A MotherEarth D is labeled to be used on as a thin coat on carpeting. For the most effective treatment for Bed bugs we recommend using one of our Bed Bug Kits. Please take a few moments to read over our Bedbug Guide to get a general idea of what needs to be done. We also recommend that you encase all of your mattresses and boxsprings with Protecta Bed Encasements as mattresses and boxsprings can be very difficult to impossible to treat because of all of the seams, folds, cracks and crevices.

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July 11, 2012 Deb from Pacifica, Ca asked:

QWhat exactly is the difference between insect and food grade DE?
I've gone over your labels and stuff and it seems to have a lot of confusing information. I've only heard references to "food grade" and "Pool" DE. Can you provide information describing how and why some DE gets labeled as Insecticide Grade rather than Food Grade. The Pool Grade stuff I'm told has been specially processed which makes it toxic, is this product similarly processed to the pool grade?

A The insecticide grade DE is manufactured using a special process but we are not sure how it differs from all of the other grades. We recommend you contact the manufacturer directly as they should be able to provide you with the information that you are seeking. You can reach Whitmire-Microgen by calling 800-777-8570.

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October 28, 2011 Matt from Chicago, Il asked:

QIs MotherEarth D effective against bird mites?
It appears on the bird mite section of your website and the label includes mites, so I hope it does! Also, what other products would you suggest using? Onslaught? Bedlam aerosol spray?

A

We do not have any products that are directly labeled for birdmites but MotherEarth users have reported back with positive results. Here is the general treatments most folks try if they find they have bird mites in their homes:

For treatment in the home we recommend you frequently vacuum all carpet and upholstery and dispose of the bag or vacuum contents in a sealed bag outdoors. Spray Sterifab on couches, chairs and other upholstered furniture where you may spend time resting. Use MotherEarth Dust in all cracks and crevices around the perimeter of the room. Apply a thin coat of MotherEarth dust to rugs and carpets. Rake (not sweep) nap back and forth, causing dust to enter rug or carpet. Let product sit overnight. Repeat application as necessary and vacuum every 3 - 4 days for effective control. MotherEarth dust does not have a fast knockdown, it can take several days for insects to die after they contact the dust. Onslaught can be used for a faster knockdown. Thoroughly apply as a fine particle broadcast spray using a hand pump sprayer to infested rugs and carpets and other cracks and crevices around the perimeter of each room. Put all clothes through the dryer on high heat to help kill mites and their eggs. We have had many customers use the above recommendations with great success. Most customers report that it can take several months to get rid of all of the mites. Finding and removing the source of the infestation is very important and is the key to getting rid of the mites for good.

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August 25, 2011 Jessica from Gilbert, Az asked:

QDo you recommend using Diatomaceous Earth in the attic?
I have heard mixed things about using DE in the attic to get rid of a scorpion problem. Some say it works great. Others say that scorpions avoid it and to try a different type of dust. I just need the best option to put in my attic for a scorpion problem.

A DE will work fine.  Like any other dust, it will only be repellent if you put out too much.  Piles of dust to insects and scorpions look like mountains and can repel them from the area because they do not want to walk over it. Dust should be applied in a very thin layer.  If you can see the dust, you applied too much.

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May 19, 2011 Heather asked:

QCan you use MotherEarth D - Diatomaceous Earth on flying squirrels?
I have 6 baby flying squirrels ( between 5 and 7 weeks old) and they have fleas really bad. Can I use this product on them for flea control?

A MotherEarth D is not labeled for use on animals. We are reluctant to make any type of topical flea control recommendations for exotic animals because so many of these animals are sensitive to chemicals. We recommend you contact your veterinarian and ask for his/her advice on flea control.

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April 6, 2011 Mary asked:

QWill MotherEarth D - Diatomaceous Earth kill ticks? Can you spread the dust in the yard?

A MotherEarth D dust is not labeled for ticks or to be used out in the lawn. You should consider using an insecticide granule such as Talstar PL granules over the entire yard to control tick populations.

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February 13, 2011 Ralph asked:

QIf Mother Earth D gets wet, will it retain its properties after it dries out?
In other words, if it is applied into a baseboard void and that area gets wet but then dries out, does the Mother Earth D then return to its original powder form and retain its properties of breaking down the bugs cuticle composition? If left undisturbed, how long will Mother Earth D last? Also, is there an aerosol version of Mother Earth?

A Yes, once Mother Earth dust dries it will be effective again. When left undisturbed, Mother Earth  will last indefinitely. At this time, there is not an aerosol version of Mother Earth on the market.

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January 15, 2011 Terri asked:

QI have a new litter of puppies due in 1 week. Is MotherEarth Dust safe around puppies?

A MotherEarth Dust is very safe to use around new puppies when used as directed on the product label. Apply in small amounts directly into cracks and crevices using a bellow hand duster. Applying the dust directly into cracks and crevices will keep it inaccessible to your new puppies.

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December 5, 2010 Ethel asked:

QHow often should we reapply Mother Earth D pest control dust?
It's been working fine. We were planning on reapplying it annually. Would that be sufficient?

A MotherEarth Dust actually stays effective for as long as it is in place and dry. Reapplying the dust annually is a good plan because the dust could become covered with other dust or dirt or be displaced.

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