Diatomaceous Earth 85%

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Diatomaceous Earth 85%

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Average Rating

4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.5

11 Reviews | 55 Q&A

Product Overview

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.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Silicon dioxide 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, if used as directed on Label
Shipping Weight 4.01 lbs
Manufacturer VPG
UPC 732221402546
EPA Registration 7401-449

Details

INDOOR USES:

NATURAL-GUARD Crawling Insect Control is intended for application with a hand duster, power duster or similar means for application to areas where crawling insects are found. Apply NATURAL-GUARD to cracks and crevices with the use of a bulbous duster or other suitable equipment. Apply lightly and uniformly.

For Cockroaches, Ants, Earwigs, Millipedes, Centipedes, Crickets and Silverfish:

Lightly coat a thin layer of NATURAL-GUARD 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 treatment regularly or whenever reinfestation is noted.

For Fleas:

Thoroughly treat floor and bedding in and around pets’ sleeping quarters. Treat surrounding cracks and crevices, baseboards, carpeting and wherever fleas are suspected. Treat pets directly with a product registered for use to control fleas.

For Carpet Beetles:

Dust along baseboards, carpet edges, under carpeting, furniture, in closets and shelving where these insects are seen or suspected.

Bedbugs:

Dismantle bed. Use NATURAL-GUARD in joints, crevices and where rungs are inserted. See that all interior areas are dusted.

Dust mattresses especially folds and edges. All cracks and crevices in the bedroom should be treated.

OUTDOOR USES:

For control of Cockroaches, Earwigs, Grasshoppers, Ants, Crickets, Slugs and Other Crawling Insects:

Lightly coat a thin layer of NATURAL-GUARD 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.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Double Whammo - Naturally!

    By Bryan 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.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Diatomaceous Earth

    By Joyce on 07/26/2011

    Verified Purchase

    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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    44 of 46 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    The perfect DE size for the price

    By Dollarseed 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.

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    34 of 34 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Perfect Solution

    By Mary on 05/13/2014

    Verified Purchase

    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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    27 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    the good and the bad

    By Big on 07/24/2012

    Verified Purchase

    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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Questions & Answers

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Does diatomaceous earth kill fleas?
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Yes, 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.

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Will 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

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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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Does Diatomaceous Earth kill brown recluses?
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Diatomaceous 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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Will Diatomaceous Earth kill Ants?
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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.

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How 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.

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