Diatomaceous Earth, 4 Lbs.

Diatomaceous Earth, 4 Lbs.

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Diatomaceous Earth Stops Slugs, Snails and Earwigs

  • Control insects in your garden, yard and home
  • Apply with a duster or spread by hand
  • For use indoors or out

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, earwigs, fleas, and other crawling insects without the use of chemicals.

  • Made from the fossilized shells of ancient sea life
  • 4 lbs.
  • Always read and follow label directions carefully

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Diatomaceous Earth, 4 Lbs.
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Eco-friendly (17)
  • Effective (17)
  • Organic (17)
  • Safe (16)
  • Easy to apply (8)

Cons

  • Messy (11)

Best Uses

  • Bugs & insects (19)
  • Garden (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (16), Getting started (4)

Reviewed by 22 customers

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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, 4 Lbs.:

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

    (2 of 3 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, 4 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!

      (1 of 1 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, 4 Lbs.:

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

        (4 of 4 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, 4 Lbs.:

        invest in a facemask if applying outdoors

        (3 of 3 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, 4 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.

        (9 of 9 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, 4 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.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great natural pesticide

        By Love Gardening

        from Vermont

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bugs & Insects

          Comments about Diatomaceous Earth, 4 Lbs.:

          I use this for rose worms, red lily beetles, Viburnum beetles, slugs. It is a non-toxic powder which goes a long way. It is one of the staples of my bug control system.

          (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          be careful

          By kb

          from Virginia

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Kills beneficial insects

            Best Uses

            • On pets

            Comments about Diatomaceous Earth, 4 Lbs.:

            I have used this product with great results in my chicken coop and even on the hens, but be careful. DE does not just kill "bad" bugs. It kills ALL insects including beneficial pollinators, honeybees, and butterflies. Those consumers dusting it all over their flowers and vegetables are not helping their yield....

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Does the job!

            By Barb

            from Lakewood, CO

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Eco-Friendly
            • Effective
            • Organic
            • Safe

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Bugs & Insects

            Comments about Diatomaceous Earth, 4 Lbs.:

            Very fine powder, so be sure to apply on a calm day. And it will need to be reapplied after even a light rain. That said, once I started sprinkling it on my squash, the bugs stopped turning the leaves into "lace".

            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Dust is all over not practicle in home

            By Mira

            from Decatur GA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Still not sure

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Not efective in gardens

            Comments about Diatomaceous Earth, 4 Lbs.:

            I am not sure if this product is good for organic gardening. In my community we have certified organic vegetable farm and our plots are part of it. So we have to be careful what we are using.

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