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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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When to apply, before or after watering

No where in the directions does it instruct on when to apply the dust, just how. Before watering or after watering. Please don't respond with "Read the Directions" because the directions say nothing about watering.
State: Colorado
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Use after watering.
State: Missouri
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Is this safe to sprinkle on our beds & then sleep on? Or should we vacuum it off after it sits for a few hours?

State: Pennsylvania
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You can dust your mattresses and should not vaccuum the dust up. Repeat application when the dust is gone or you notice insects again.
We apologize -- we answered this question incorrectly previously! Sorry for the confusion.
State: Missouri
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Does your product kill bird mites? 'Noseeums' are biting in my beds, sofa, etc. Is it safe to use DE in upholstered pieces?

State: Ohio
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Cincinnati
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Sorry, it probably won't control bird mites. You can use it on upholstered furniture, however.
State: Missouri
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Is this product made with freshwater or saltwater diatomaceous earth

State: Tennessee
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
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Saltwater.
State: Missouri
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Does this contain crystalline silica in the other 15%?

I know that the other 15% are all natural ingredients, but I am curious as to what exactly those ingredients are. Specifically, does it contain crystalline silica, and if so, what percentage?
State: Georgia
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No, it does not contain crystalline silica at all.
State: Missouri
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100% Diatomaceous earth, Food Grade?

I was just curious, what is the difference between your product and the food grade Diatomaceous earth that is sold? The ingredients are the same according to the site. All Diatomaceous earth is silicone, alumina, and iron dioxide. I read the more spine like the structure is the better it works to kill bugs, I know some people use DE as a suppliment and wondered if your product was "food safe" even though there is a warning on the bag? I am switching over to a strictly organic lifestyle and do not want anything that could harm my family or pets.
State: Pennsylvania
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Expert
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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. We are not permitted to recommend that anyone eat it or use it contrary to label directions. It is a totally untreated, natural product that is packaged as it's mined from the earth, unlike "pool-grade" diatomaceous earth.
State: Missouri
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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
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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, 11 months ago
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Can I apply this product to the couch to kill bed bugs

State: Ohio
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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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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