MotherEarth D - Diatomaceous Earth

4.5 out of 5 stars 23 Reviews | 38 Q&A

MotherEarth D - Diatomaceous Earth

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6

23 Reviews | 38 Q&A

Product Overview

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.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient: Silicon dioxide 88.25%
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
Application: Duster
Pet safe: Yes, if used as directed on label
Shipping Weight: 0.68 lbs
Manufacturer: Whitmire Micro-Gen
EPA Registration: 499-509

Details

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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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Thank you

    By Sharon on 09/28/2008

    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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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Product Worked Miracles

    By Stan on 09/21/2010

    Verified Purchase

    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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    49 of 54 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    No More Spiders!

    By Sandy on 11/01/2010

    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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    47 of 55 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Mother Earth D

    By Dan on 09/08/2010

    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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    38 of 39 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    Don't get too much

    By Shane on 01/29/2011

    Verified Purchase

    I bought too much of this product and returned one of the containers. A little goes a long way. Be sure to wear a mask and air the room out after treatment. It was a little hard to breathe after I dusted one room, but maybe I used a little too much. The DE seems like a good product for inserting in cracks and in electric sockets. The small, 4 oz duster was all I needed. From some online reading of DE, I read that long-term exposure to this product is not good for the lungs.

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    32 of 35 people found this review helpful

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Questions & Answers

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If 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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Is MotherEarth D food grade Diatomaceous Earth?
A
No. MotherEarth D is insect grade diatomaceous earth.

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Is 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?

A
Mother 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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Will 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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Can Diatomaceous Earth be used in a car with roach infestation?
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Yes, 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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