Fleabusters vs Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas

You want to know which is better for fleas, right? Well, after reading this blog post you’ll have your answer. Diatomaceous Earth is a natural product that has been around for hundreds of years and works by dehydrating the insects’ exoskeleton until it breaks off and kills the insect.

FleaBusters work through an organophosphate pesticide that paralyzes and eventually kills the fleas on contact. It’s up to you to find out which one fits best with your needs!

Fleabusters vs Diatomaceous Earth

One of the most common questions I get about fleas is, which is better: fleabusters or diatomaceous earth?


Diatomaceous Earth

Active ingredient is Borat

Active Ingredient is Silicon dioxide 88.25%

You can use in your pet physically

For Residential & Commercial use

odorless, colorless and has no harsh chemicals

Formula contains 100% Diatomaceous Earth

EPA Registered Product

EPA Registered Product

You Can Treat You Carpets, Area Rugs and Baseboards

You can use in Cracks, Crevices and Voids

fleabusters cannot fail as it kills fleas physically, also fleas cannot build up an immunity on it

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

Not only killing flea but also larvae too

Highly absorptive desiccant dust

Specialize for killing Fleas

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

Short Review of Fleabusters

Fleabusters for Fleas Plus Powder offers professional-strength flea protection in a do-it-yourself form and can be applied by lightly sprinkling over carpets and furniture. The microscopic crystals cling to the fibers, providing protection from flea infestation for an entire year even after vacuuming.

It works by clinging to the larvae as they pass by and dehydrating them, and is totally safe for pets and people. And because you only need a light coating, a single three-pound canister can treat up to five rooms in your house.

Key Benefits

  • Works as a non-chemical, spray-free method of flea treatment that remains effective for up to one year.
  • Static-charged powders cling to carpetes and furniture fibers for long-lasting protection.
  • For fleas are best when the acidity is neutral at a pH of 7.0, which will not repel them and they dehydrate as they pass through.
  • Fleabusters is both federal and state EPA registered and safe for your family.
  • One 3-pound canister will cover up to 900 square feet or 5 rooms with a light coating!

In this section we are going to in to talk about diatomaceous earth and how it compares with fleabusters. Diatomaceous Earth is a “natural” insecticide that works by absorbing the waxy protective layer of insects’ exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate. It does not last as long as flea busters but only requires a light coating on furniture or carpet (rather than spraying) which can be left in place for up to one year.

When it comes down to diatomaceous earth vs fleabusters, there are many things you need to think about such as how well each product will work and what they do differently from each other before making your decision because both products have their pros and cons.

Active Ingredients

Active Ingredients of Fleabusters is Orthoboric Acid: 64.00%. Its a EPA registered product. On the other hand diatomaceous earth active ingredients is Silicon dioxide 88.25%.

Both product are best for killing fleas. You can use any of those two product to killing fleas & other pest in your house.

How to Use Fleabusters

Clear all loose items from the carpeting and hardwood floors if possible. Be aware that treating the rooms can be dusty. Place bedding tightly on the mattress and cover if needed, then place anything that is delicate or difficult to move around the rest of the room under a sheet and cover it.

You may also want to cover or put away any items that the diatomaceous earth will be difficult to dust. If you have birds, reptiles, or rodents in your home, find a separate room for them and make sure they are well-covered during application of the product.

Wait at least 24 hours before vacuuming any carpet. Change the bag in your vacuum or empty the canister and rinse the filters after first vacuuming. Vacuum as normal after that. Hardwood floors can be swept and/or damp mopped right away, but do not vacuum baseboards for 6 weeks.


Both products are good for fleas . Diatomaceous Earth is more environmentally friendly and less costly. There are some other differences between the two products, such as Fleabusters being made for fleas only while DE targets bugs of all kinds. Both can be applied to hard surfaces like floors or countertops but diatomaceous earth should not come into contact with food items (Fleabuster’s label does say it isn’t toxic).

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