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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 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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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
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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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Can I use this product for clothes and bed linens? How do I use it for each of these things?

State: West Virginia
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
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Are you trying to kill bedbugs? You can dust this product on your mattress, but it's not necessary to use on bed linens or clothes -- washing in the hottest water the fabric can withstand, then drying in the dryer will take care of bedbugs on washables.
State: Missouri
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is this product organic?

I have a green house .i have the organic produce in it.recently i found out there are so many ropy poly almost all over the soil.i would like to know if there is anything i can do to get rid of them without using any chemical?
State: California
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
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It's natural-based but not OMRI-approved for use in organic gardening. We make several products that are, including Garden Safe Brand Fungicide3, Neem Oil Extract Concentrate and Insecticidal Soap Insect Killer. Garden Safe Brand Bt Worm & Caterpillar Killer Concentrate is also for organic gardening but can only be used outdoors.
State: Missouri
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The directions say not to breath in the dust but...

If the directions say not to breath in the dust but allow you to dust your carpet, mattress and couch.. wont you just kick it up into dust again when you are walking, sleeping or sitting? Is this safe? Im really worried. And If I put it on the carpet and my daughters toy falls on the ground is it ok for her to still play with it? What about walking on the carpet? it will get on our feet and its not supposed to come into contact with skin! HELP!
State: Missouri
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Fenton
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It's safe for humans and animals to be around treated areas as soon as the dust has settled -- it can create a cloud of dust when it comes out of the bag, but there's no need to worry about the thin layer you apply to household surfaces.
State: Missouri
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Termites

A termite swarm is coming from the wood around my raised garden. Will this kill termites in the soil?
State: North Carolina
City:Durham
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Diatomaceous earth will likely not be effective against termites. Please try a product specifically formulated for termite control (we make several under the Spectracide brand name) or contact a professional.
State: Missouri
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Garden safe diatomemous earth

Is this considered food grade product?
State: North Carolina
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Because this product is an EPA-registered insecticide, we cannot market it as food-grade diatomaceous earth. We are legally prohibited from recommending that anyone eat it or use it contrary to label directions. However, it is a totally untreated, natural product, unlike "pool-grade" diatomaceous earth.
State: Missouri
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How long before this will work? How often do I apply to yard? What if it rains or dews after application? What's the "other" ingredients listed?

Is this the same DE as the food grade DE?
State: Oklahoma
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Atoka
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Garden Safe Brand Crawling Insect Killer will kill insects that come in contact with the dust within 24 hours; you should start seeing results within a day or two. There are no residual effects from this product, so you will need to reapply after it rains. You should reapply outdoors when the dust is no longer present (likely weekly). This product contains 100% diatomaceous earth. As defined by the EPA, however, 85% of diatomaceous earth is silicon dioxide, and the remaining 15% is other natural minerals along with some water.
State: Missouri
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I need diatomaceous earth, how pure is this?

State: Nevada
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
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It's 100% diatomaceous earth.
State: Missouri
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can i dust my mattress and boxspring and just leave as is before i put on a enclosed mattress covering? Want to make sure bedbugs die completely

State: Hawaii
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Honolulu
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To control bedbugs, dismantle the bed. Use Garden Safe Brand Crawling Insect Killer in joints, crevices and where rungs are inserted. See that all interior areas are dusted. Dust mattresses, especially folds and edges. After four hours, vacuum the dust from the mattress. All cracks and crevices in the bedroom should be treated. Repeat application when dust is no longer present and insects are observed.
State: Missouri
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Is this DE food-grade?

If so, why isn't it labeled as such? Why isn't this info on your website? Why would I have to vacuum up the dust after 4 hours?
State: Maryland
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Hagerstown
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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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Why does the package say "Containing Diatomaceous earth" when you say it is 100% diatomaceous earth?

State: Florida
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Female
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That's how our marketing team chose to name it.
State: Missouri
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Is it preferable to sprinkle this product ON or AROUND plants?

You say to sprinkle a thin layer- is it harmful to my plants if the product had coated them?
State: Maine
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
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You should sprinkle the dust on plants if you're trying to kill insects on them.
State: Missouri
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