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Garden Safe® Brand Crawling Insect Killer Containing Diatomaceous Earth is a no-odor, non-staining insect killer that contains diatomaceous earth. Insects come in contact with or ingest this powder and die within 24 hours, and they cannot become immune to its killing action. Kills cockroaches, ants, silverfish, beetles and other crawling insects as listed Kills within 24 hours of contact Long-lasting insect control
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Will this kill book mites?

State: Vermont
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Sure, you can use against book mites or booklice.
State: Missouri
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Do you need to remove pets while treating inside area

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State: Maine
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Yes, people and pets should leave the treatment area until dusts have completely settled.
State: Missouri
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what illness are common from inhaleing the dust

I have been dusting my house I beleive I've inhaled some
State: Pennsylvania
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
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Please call our first aid hotline at 1-800-633-2873.
State: Missouri
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When should you vacuum you carpet once you applied the powder on the carpet. How long do you leave it on for?

When can you vacuum your carpet once you applied the product < should you leave it for 24 hours on the carpet?
State: Texas
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:San Antonio
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There's no residual killing when you use this product. If you're using it on carpet and vacuum it up, you will need to reapply for continued control. It will kill contacted insects within 24 hours, but the insects won't necessarily need to be in the treated area that whole time for that to happen. Basically, the longer you leave it on the carpet, the more insects it will kill.
State: Missouri
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how long does it take to settle?

We are using this inside and I want to make sure we wait long enough to come back in. If we can't see the dust is that good enough? What should we do if we do breathe it in? How much is ok the breath in? How do you make it settle faster
State: Tennessee
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Murfreesboro
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If you can't see the dust, it has settled. To be extra safe, wait 10 minutes or so. There is no way to make it settle faster. If you have accidentally breathed in some of the dust, please call our first aid hotline at 1-800-633-2873.
State: Missouri
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Can this be applied directly to human skin to alleviate scabies?

One website also said to mix it into your lotion and rub it on your skin.
State: Kentucky
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Lexington
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No, you shouldn't apply this product in any other way that what is directed on the label.
State: Missouri
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Will this product harm/kill the lizards around my house?

State: Tennessee
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
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No, you can use it outdoors around lizards.
State: Missouri
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Is the diatomaceous earth in this food grade?

Just making sure its safe around pets to leave for several weeks for fleas? How long should I keep pets away from it?
State: North Carolina
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We can't advertise Garden Safe Brand Crawling Insect Killer with Diatomaceous Earth as food grade, as it's marketed as an EPA-approved pesticide product. You can use it around your pets; you just need to keep them out of the treatment area until any dust from the application settles completely.
State: Missouri
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Can this product be applied directly to pets?

State: North Carolina
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
City:linden
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No, you should not apply directly to pets -- they should stay out of the application area until the dust settles.
State: Missouri
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Will this take care of spiders?

I seem to have infestation of spiders in the basement and in my bushes out front. I would like to put this down instead of fogging.
State: Maryland
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Smithsburg
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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It will kill spiders, but not quickly. If you're looking for fast results, you should probably choose another product.
State: Missouri
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Food grade?

I read all the other answers to the food grade question, so what your saying is that technically it is food grade since its all natural but since its EPA approved as a pesticide you can't really say its used as anything other than pest control right? I think this question if answered properly can clear things up. Thanks
State: California
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
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Right -- it's an all-natural product, but we cannot market it for anything other than pest control.
State: Missouri
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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Can I apply this product to the couch to kill bed bugs

State: Ohio
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Yes, you can apply to upholstery against bedbugs.
State: Missouri
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Is this product safe to use on Collard Greens?

State: South Carolina
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Columbia
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Yes, you can apply to collard greens.
State: Missouri
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Fleas

Will this product kill fleas?
State: New York
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Yes, you can use against fleas.
State: Missouri
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Does this product cause skin irritation?

What if dust is inhaled.What are the effects.I am also a smoker.Could this be a factor.I used this product last week and have had skin irritation since.trying to figure out cause and move on.Thanks for any information you can give me.
State: Massachusetts
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:West Roxbury
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It can be an irritant to your lungs. As long as you waited until the dust settled before re-entering the treatment area, you probably didn't inhale any dust. If it continues, however, please call our first aid hotline at 1-800-633-2873.
State: Missouri
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Is this Food Grade?

State: Oklahoma
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
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Because this product is marketed as an EPA-approved pesticide, we are prohibited from advertising our diatomaceous earth as food grade. We are not allowed to recommend that anyone eat it or use it contrary to label directions. Again, however, it is a totally untreated, natural product, unlike "pool-grade" diatomaceous earth.
State: Missouri
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Is this food-grade?

I'm not sure if this is the food grade DE that I can ingest myself. It's the 4 lb bag of Garden Safe Crawling Insect Killer containing diatomaceous earth....but nowhere on the package can I find the grade info.
State: Nevada
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We market this product as an EPA-registered pesticide; as such, we can't recommend that it be used in any way other than what is listed on the package.
State: Missouri
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What is the best way to spread over a large area, such as a yard, for flea control?

Can it be used in a handheld fertilizer spreader, or similar?
State: Florida
City:Winter Haven
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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We would recommend using a manual hand duster or power duster over larger areas. A fertilizer spreader would probably work as long as it was at a low setting and if you were careful not to inhale the dust as you're spreading. Good luck!
State: Missouri
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Safe for Aquarium use?

I have an Aquarium filter (Diatom) that uses diatomaceous earth as a filter media. Is this product safe to use for this purpose?
State: Texas
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Austin
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Sorry, but because this product is EPA-registered as an insecticide, we can't legally recommend any other use besides what's listed on the package.
State: Missouri
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Is the product considered amorphous diatomaceous earth? Is that what silicon dioxide is?

Is this product considered amorphous diatomaceous earth, is that what silicon dioxide is considered? Is this safe to use around my home
State: Indiana
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Clarksville
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Garden Safe Brand Crawling Insect Killer is 100% untreated diatomaceous earth -- it's packaged as it is mined from the earth. Its silica is amorphous, and it contains no crystalline silica. It's certainly safe to use inside and outside your home as long as you follow the label directions for use as an insecticide.
State: Missouri
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