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Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.

Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.

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$22.95

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Diatomaceous Earth Stops Slugs, Fleas, Bed Bugs, Ants, Earwigs and Other Crawling Insects in the Garden and Your Home

  • Control insects in your garden, yard and home without harmful chemicals
  • For use indoors or out
  • Kills insects in 24 to 48 hours

Made from the mineral remains of single-cell aquatic plants, diatomaceous earth is a super-fine dust that kills by abrading and dehydrating crawling insects. It controls slugs, ants, cockroaches, beetles, earwigs, silverfish, fleas, bedbugs, millipedes, centipedes, and other crawling insects without the use of chemicals within 24 to 48 hours of contact. Apply as a dust or a slurry. All-natural and earthworm-safe. Made from the fossilized shells of ancient sea life.

Product Details

  • Diatomaceous earth (including silicone dioxide, other oxides and moisture) 100%
  • 5 lbs.
  • Always read and follow label directions carefully

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:Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Eco-friendly (20)
  • Effective (20)
  • Organic (20)
  • Safe (18)
  • Easy to use (11)

Cons

  • Messy (10)

Best Uses

  • Bugs & insects (22)
  • Garden (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (17), Getting started (4), Master gardener (3)

Reviewed by 25 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sollution to staying away from chemical poisons

By Tomato prize winner Jim

from Urban Oakland, CA

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Effective
  • Long Lasting
  • Organic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bugs & Insects

    Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

    With a toddler in the household and parents who don't want to use chemical poisons, this is the ideal product. It can be put into cabinets, garbage and waste containers weekly, without fear of child intrusion. The bag has all manner of insects it is capable of deterring. It describes method of application even in wet or areas where wind might minimize effectiveness. Found out that swimming pool use of diatoms is not applicable to homes and gardens which i did not know before.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Always a favorit inside and out

    By baldor

    from swamp maple haven, NJ

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Eco-Friendly
    • Effective
    • Long Lasting
    • Organic
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bugs & Insects

      Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

      It's not unusual to have creepy crawlers lurking around. Getting rid of ants is a continuing problem. This product can be used on window sills, and surfaces where they are known to track. When working on the walls of a house put some inside the walls, so if there are any unwelcome invaders they will soon be gone with no insecticides. Great product

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I will be buying this product again

      By Betsy, the gardening lady

      from Diamond Bar CA

      About Me Master Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Uss
      • Organic Pest Control
      • Really Works

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Vegetable Garden

        Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

        I uss the product on my edibles

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Diatomaceous Earth

        By millie

        from matawan, nj

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Eco-Friendly
        • Effective
        • Organic
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bugs & Insects
          • Flea Protection

          Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

          effective but very dusty for indoors.

          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this again.

          By cj

          from massachusetts

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Eco-Friendly
          • Effective
          • Long Lasting
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bugs & Insects
            • Gardens

            Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

            I put this around my hostas to keep the slugs at bay. It really works.

            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works GREAT for Tomato Worms

            By Sambolina

            from Orangevale, CA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Eco-Friendly
            • Effective
            • Long Lasting
            • Organic
            • Safe

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

              Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

              It is much easier to use this if you mix with water (the ratios were included on the product I bought) and then just put in sprayer. Be careful not to use too much -- for excessive amounts can prevent sun and nutrients from getting to the leaves. And, of course, make sure you are using the food grade product. Sure is nice to control those big, scary, all-the-sudden-there's-one tomato worms!

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy to use

              By scuze the chef

              from new haven, CT

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Eco-Friendly
              • Effective
              • Organic
              • Safe

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bugs & Insects

                Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

                Just sprinkle away and there you go.....

                (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                noticible improvement in decreasing ants

                By Pip

                from GA

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Eco-Friendly
                • Effective
                • Organic
                • Safe

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Bugs & Insects

                Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

                invest in a facemask if applying outdoors

                (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                WORKS GREAT!

                By Tee the potter

                from Raleigh, NC

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Eco-Friendly
                • Effective
                • Safe

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Bugs & Insects

                Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

                This product is very effective on ants but very messy on my walks and driveway. Maybe if it were a brown color to blend in instead of stark white, it wouldn't look so bad. Also, if it could be in an easy to apply container.

                (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great for houseplants

                By Joanna Banana

                from Philadelphia

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Eco-Friendly
                • Effective
                • Long Lasting
                • Organic

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Bugs & Insects

                Comments about : Diatomaceous Earth, 5 Lbs.:

                The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society recommended this to get rid of gnats that were making a home in our houseplants this past winter. It is an all natural product that I believe is used in organic gardens. You don't want to breath it in though, so apply when there is no breeze or wear a dust mask. I recommend getting a fine grate shaker with a lid or making one out of a coffee can. It works by shredding the bugs exoskeletons, or in my case the gnat larvae that were breeding in my houseplants. I applied this once in January and have not had any more bugs on my houseplants despite watering. It seems to last every watering since. Gardener's Supply price is a little expensive.

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