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 21 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Organic (17)
  • Eco-friendly (16)
  • Effective (16)
  • Safe (15)
  • Easy to apply (8)

Cons

  • Messy (11)

Best Uses

  • Bugs & insects (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (15), Getting started (4)

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(1 of 2 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!

     
    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.....

      (2 of 2 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.

      (5 of 5 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.

      (5 of 5 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.

        (10 of 10 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....

          (3 of 3 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".

          (1 of 5 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.

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great For Fleas

          By No More FLEAS!!!

          from Rhode Island, USA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Eco-Friendly
          • Effective
          • Organic

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Bugs & Insects

          Comments about Diatomaceous Earth, 4 Lbs.:

          This product works great for fleas! I tried using bombs and chemicals with no effect, then I tried this product. Although a little messy it worked great, MO MORE FLEAS!!!!!

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