Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer, Diatomaceous Earth Powder 7oz

Model #: 5168

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  • Kills bed bugs, ants, earwigs, cockroaches, and more.
  • Comes with one 7 ounce application bottle.
  • OMRI Listed®.
  • Made from diatomaceous earth.
  • Effective for use indoors or outdoors.

Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer - Diatomaceous Earth 7 oz 'Puffer' Bottle

Safer® Brand's powerful diatomaceous earth formula works as a bed bug killer to eliminate these nuisance pests from your home! This pest control formula is ideal for ant control, cockroach control and as earwig, silverfish, cricket, millipede and centipede control.

The Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer utilizes diatomaceous earth (AKA silicon dioxide) which includes a bait formula that kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours. Our D.E. is made of crushed fossilized algae from freshwater sources. This fine powder is soft to a human’s touch, but is very sharp to insects. Once insects crawl through or ingest the dust, it pierces their exoskeletons causing them to dehydrate and die. Works indoors and outdoors when kept dry. Also comes in a 4 lb bag for many applications. OMRI Listed® formulation.

Insects cannot develop a resistance to D.E. since there are no chemicals to which they can build up an immunity. If the area where the Diatomaceous Earth is applied becomes wet, it will need to be reapplied. Diatomaceous Earth is effective as a bed bug killer, flea killer, and crawling insect killer.

But BEWARE.... all Diatomaceous Earth is not the same. Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer Powder with Diatomaceous Earth is made from amorphous diatomaceous earth, known as silicon dioxide. This particular type of Diatomaceous Earth is derived from fresh water sources and is NOT the same as Diatomite D.E. which can be derived from unnatural sources.

Directions for Use:

  • INDOOR USE: 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, and in attics and basements. Hit insects directly where possible. Repeat treatment as necessary.
  • OUTDOOR USE: Lightly coat the areas where these pests are found or may hide including windows, door frames, and sills, and outside of entrance ways. Repeat treatment as necessary.
  • For full instructions depending on indoor/outdoor use and specific plants and insects, please refer to the Instructions link to the left.

OMRI Listed®. Using Diatomaceous Earth in your home or yard provides you with bed bug control, cockroach control and an overall crawling insect free home and yard.

Safer® Brand is the leader in alternative lawn and garden products, offering many solutions that are compliant with organic gardening standards. Safer® Brand recognizes this growing demand by consumers, and offers a wide variety of products for lawns, gardens, landscapes, flowers, houseplants, insects and more!


Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Powder - Diatomaceous Earth - Specifications

Product Features:

  • Kills insects by ingestion/dehydration within 48 hours
  • Works indoors or outdoors
  • Kills bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, earwigs, silverfish, crickets, millipedes and centipedes
  • OMRI Listed®

What's in the Box:

  • 1 "Puffer" Bottle


  • 7 oz Bottle - powder presentation
  • Contains diatomaceous earth (77.69%)

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
July 14, 2018
This really worked By Johaz

My house had somehow gotten infested with biting insects, I think fleas, and I vacuumed and sprayed, but nothing worked. The person at the local hardware store suggested Safer, which I then spread everywhere, and now, about a week later, no bites! I'm thrilled.

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Review posted on
July 13, 2017
It really works. Give it a try. By larro

I live in a recreation vehicle park. There are ninety-six 8' by 32' trailers in the park, all of which are rented out on a weekly basis. Transients occupy most of the trailers; construction workers, people waiting for an apartment, etc. I am one of four or five permanent residents. As you can imagine, even though the park people do an excellent job of maintaining the park and trailers, The cleanliness of the inside of the trailers is up to the resident. I had lived here about a year when I first started seeing cockroaches. At first, it was one or two a week, then one or two a day. I went to the local Home Depot and stocked up on cockroach spray and sprayed every place I could think of, Then, if I saw one, I'd grab my handy spray can and let it have it directly. That only worked as long as I could hit them directly and I was fighting an endless battle; not to mention the money I was putting out at $10 a can for spray. The little devils kept coming. This assault was war. I saw this Earth product on the internet and decided to give it a try. I saw the size was 7oz, and that sounded awfully small, and the price made me think it was a small quantity, so I ordered three. To my surprise, I received three large containers. I covered every possible place that I could get to and the edges of every place they might walk, and I still had half of the first container left. I apparently haven't hit the nest or nests yet, but every morning I sweep out a few more dead ones. I'm winning the battle. It works!

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Review posted on
August 19, 2016
Easy to use. No more gnats By TessTester
I dusted some on the soil in my indoor plants. No more gnats!
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Review posted on
June 23, 2016
Took care of the problem immediately By so cal gal
This is simply the best product of its kind. We use it for ant prevention, and this year we also used it for a problem with earwigs. The product dispenses easily, and takes care of the insect problems, and we don't have to worry about our pets, birds, etc.
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Review posted on
May 8, 2013
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Doesn't work period. I purchased a second bottle as I had no good results from first one. The second time I actually trapped ants and put them in a jar with your product. So four days have passed by and the ants in the jar are thriving. To bad..waste of CASH!
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Review posted on
August 3, 2011
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I have ants mounds in the lawn and around shrubs, and I don't like to use pesticides. I usually combat ants pouring boiling water over the mounds when they have their nests away from any vegetation, can't use the same approach near plants.   This product works great, if you apply it over the mounds and disturb it a little bit, when the ants get out to the surface they begin to shake when they crawl over the powder, they don't die right away, although the ones in direct contact with a sufficient amount of the product are killed quickly. Next day disturb the mound again and you'll see few or no ants at all. I'm not sure if it kills the queen (probably not directly but it does kill a lot of the workers that go outside searching for food) but it is for sure that you won't see them around that place any more.   Excellent to use at doors, window sills, underneath the kitchen, etc. I can't tell how effective is against roaches but I haven't seen them around since I applied the powder in the kitchen area (underneath the stove and fridge, along walls, etc).   Use a dust mask if it is windy outside, it doesn't work when it gets in contact with water, but it will again once it dries out. The purpose of the product(in my opinion), as any organic pest control, is to control ants and roaches not to exterminate them completely; ants have their purpose in nature but you don't want them to be a potential threat to your home, your loves ones or yourself, and you don't want to control them with pesticides for the same reason.
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Review posted on
June 2, 2011
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So far so good. Solved my ant infestation in 48 hours of use.
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Review posted on
July 20, 2009
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For years, I used SENORET CHEMICAL 300 "TERRO" LIQUID ANT BAITS BX6. It worked extremely well. Within 12 hours, all ants were gone. However, my latest infestation was not responding to Terro, in fact, they were eating the liquid up, but it wasn't killing the ants. My neighborhood Hardware Supply store told me that insects could become tolerant to certain pesticides. I found the "Safer" product, but was skeptical. Take off the spout cover and blast a fine white powder into the cracks or places where the ants are coming through. For me, it was under two long baseboards in the kitchen. Then I swept up the excess white powder into the cracks some more and cleaned the tile of any powder. It worked instantly. Any ants that even touched the powder immediately started to wiggle and die. I have a cat, so I cleaned any excess up carefully, so she cannot get any on her paws, as it is very toxic. It's as good as Boric Acid.This powder claims to kills Ants, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Silverfish, Crickets, Millipedes and Centipedes. I did notice that immediately after applying this product, Silverfish started to appear, evidently sensing the chemicals. Soon, they will be gone. Do check it out. I am SO glad to be rid of those ants (they even got into my freezer where I had chocolate!).
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All About

All About Insects that Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Killer Controls

By learning about the insects that can inhabit your garden and home, you will find methods of controlling them, such as Diatomaceous Earth, so you can have a healthy and bountiful harvest.

Why Organic

Why Organic?

The benefits of following an organic gardening regimen in your lawn and garden are exponential! In addition to helping improve the environment and decreasing the chances of accelerated disease in your family, living an organic lifestyle can provide mental and physical benefits, long-term money-savings, and increased vitamin and mineral content in your soil, among other things.


Tips for Using Safer® Brand Ant & Crawling Insect Killer



COCKROACHES, ANTS, EARWIGS, SILVERFISH, CRICKETS, MILLIPEDES, AND CENTIPEDES. Lift open spout to desired setting and 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, and in attics and basements. Hit insects directly where possible. Repeat treatment as necessary.


EARWIGS, ANTS, CRICKETS, SLUGS, MILLIPEDES, AND CENTIPEDES. Lift open spout and lightly coat the areas where these pests are found or may hide including windows, door frames and sills, and outside of entrance ways. Repeat treatment as necessary.


Take bed apart. Dust into joints and channels. If hollow, such as square or round tubing, see that the interior of the framework is well dusted. Mattresses should be dusted, especially tufts, folds and edges. Picture frame molding and all cracks and crevices in the room should be treated.


Thoroughly dust floor area of pet’s sleeping quarters, as well as surrounding crack, crevices, baseboards, behind pictures and wherever presence of these insects is suspected.


Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid breathing dust. Use adequate ventilation. Wear suitable dust mask when using this product during prolonged exposure.


IF IN EYES: Flush with plenty of water. Call a physician if irritation persists.


CONTAINER: Non-refillable container. When empty duster is discarded, replace cap and discard in trash.


Crawling Insect Control - FAQs


Q: Earwigs are inside my home. Can they hurt my children? How do I get rid of them?

A: Earwigs like cool, damp places, making your basement and foundation area an inviting place for them.Although they won't bite your children, earwigs can pinch them with their pinchers if the children attempt to pick them up.


Q: How Do Roaches Enter a Home?

A: Cockroaches might ride into a home in a grocery bag or even in clothing. In an attached home or apartment, pipes and holes in adjoining walls, floors and ceilings provide speedy walkways and portals for these stealthy, nocturnal travelers.


Q: Can Roaches Harm People?

A: Cockroaches can carry pathogens that cause asthma, allergies, abscesses, boils, bubonic plague, diarrhea, dysentery, gastroenteritis, intestinal infections, leprosy, lesions, typhoid fever, urinary tract infections and more.

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