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Diatomaceous Earth for Insect Control

a grass hopper on top of a flower bloom

Diatomaceous Earth kills by a physical action, not chemical.  The tiny diatoms scratch off the insect’s waxy coating, and dehydrate it to death.  This happens after the product is applied in location where an insect were to crawl through it.  Organic garden pest control called Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth is the ultimate alternative to using chemical pesticides!  It organically kills garden insects on huge farm crops as well as in home gardens.

Its amazing to us that something so simple, pure, and safe to us can be so deadly to an insect.  We have helped hundreds of single family homes rid insect infestations.  Along with family homes we have helped apartment complex management mitigate insects from apartments and have helped rid bed bugs from homeless shelters.  All with a simple, effective, and safe product!  Be sure to check out our how to page on how to apply effectively for certain insects.



Firstly, all you need is Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth, and either an inexpensive Pest Pistol Powder Duster  or the more heavy duty Dustin-Mizer Powder Duster.  We do offer these items in bundles as well to help you save some cash!



With Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth, use a duster and cover entire plant, applying to both top and bottoms of the leaves. Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth will need reapplication after a heavy rain.  Applies best when there is dew or after a light rain. It is a long lasting, effective powder as long as it is visible and dry.  You may also side dress plants or form a circle, as a barrier, around the base of the plant.  Insects cannot build up resistance or immunity to Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth as they do with chemicals.  Wear a dust mask when applying large amounts.  Otherwise, just avoid direct inhalation as when using baby powder or any fine powder.



See our separate page for bedbugs and our page for fleas.  We also have how-to videos under the how to section of the website. For household insects cockroaches, ants, earwigs, crickets, silverfish, beetles, and other crawling insects, lightly coat a thin layer of Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth in areas where these pests are found and may hide.  These places can include 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.  It’s best to have two inexpensive accessories for dispensing your Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth.  We suggest the Pest Pistol Powder Duster to puff it into crevices  and our Plastic Dispenser. They are both refillable from the original container.  Do not try to pour the Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth into the dispensers from the original container.  It doesn’t pour like sugar or sand.  Best to use a spoon or scoop.



Cockroaches, Earwigs, Grasshoppers, Ants, Crickets, and other crawling insects are best defeated by applying  a thin layer of Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth 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.  Repeat treatment as necessary.  Crawling Insect Control Diatomaceous Earth is a natural and organic garden pest control and household insect killer. 

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