Delta Dust vs Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth and Delta Dust are both used to get rid of bed bugs. They also have a lot of similarities, but there are some differences that you should know about before making your decision. We will go over the main pros and cons in this article so you can make an informed decision on what is better for your needs!

Delta Dust vs Diatomaceous Earth

The two insecticides, Delta Dust and Diatomaceous Earth, are both effective, but they have different uses. One is an insecticide dust treatment that can be applied to a variety of surfaces. The product you choose will depend on how you need to control insects.

Delta Dust

Diatomaceous Earth

100% waterproof insecticide dust

Highly Absorptive Desiccant Dust

Active Ingredient is Deltamethrin 0.05%

Active Ingredientv is Silicon dioxide 88.25%

For Residential & Commercial use

For Residential & Commercial use

1 LB. Can Covers 1,000 Sq. FT.

Formula contains 100% Diatomaceous Earth

EPA Registered Product

EPA Registered Product

You can also in the wet and damp places

You can use in Cracks, Crevices and Voids

It can keep killing insects for up to eight months

Diatomaceous Earth remains effective indefinitely as long as it's kept dry

It can kills Ants, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, Fleas, Silverfish, Scorpions and others

It kills Ants, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Fleas, Bed Bugs and almost all other crawling insects

Short Review of Delta Dust

Delta Dust is the world’s first and only 100% waterproof insecticide dust, meaning it works in damp spaces where insects like to build nests. Unlike other pesticides, Delta Dust will not be blown away or washed off by running water. A bellows hand duster (sold separately) makes it easy to reach even hard-to-reach areas of your home. One application lasts for up eight months, keeping on killing pests in wet environments with every last dose.

Delta Dust, while a great product and quick killer of bed bugs, should not be the only contact kill used. Products such as Sterifab or Bedlam would also work well in addition to Delta Dust.

  • 100% waterproof insecticide dust
  • it works in the wet and damp places that insects live
  • Delta Dust an ideal crack and crevice treatment.
  • lasts for up eight months

Short Review of Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is an organic material that’s used as the natural pest control product in many countries around the world to prevent or combat insect infestations by killing insects such as cockroaches, termites, ants etc., which then dry out and die when they come in contact with DE powder. Unlike Delta Dust which kills pests only after a physical reaction has occurred between their bodies/eggs and Delta dust particles; diatomaceous earth works through dehydration without any direct physical contact needed.

Benefit of Using Diatomaceous Earth

DE is ideal in dry environments, such as attics and crawl spaces. It’s great where Delta Dust would clump up or not work at all because it adheres to the insect exoskeleton more tightly than Delta dust can do which means that DE will continue working even if they leave water or a damp area

Diatomaceous earth is perfect for treating large areas like porches, patios, etc., because it works better there than Delta Dust does. Delta Dust kills on contact while diatomaceous earth becomes active after 30 minutes of physical contact with the insects body/eggs and then slowly dehydrates them until death occurs.

Another benefit of Diatomaceaouse Earth is that the particles are microscopic and settle instead of floating so it can get into areas where Delta Dust will not go.

Active Ingredients

Active Ingredients of delta dusk contains products is Deltamethrin 0.05%. On the other hand active ingredients of the Diatomaceous Earth is Silicon dioxide 88.25%.

Target Pests

In this section we are going to talk about which insect those two product are kill. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is almost kills all the insect like Ants, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Fleas, Mites, Spiders, Bed Bugs and almost all other crawling insects. On the other Delta Dust kills Ants, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, Fleas, Silverfish, Scorpions, Sowbugs, Millipedes, and others.

Also most important things about those product is both are safe to use indoors around pets and children. Delta Dust can be used to control pests in residential areas as well as commercial properties. It can also be mapped directly onto cracks and crevices for effective pest control indoors and outdoors.

This blog post compares two common insecticides: delta dust and diatomaceous earth (DE). They both have their advantages and disadvantages depending on what you need to kill insects in your home as well as on the type of insect you are trying to get rid of.

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