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APL’s Diatomaceous Earth Now Approved in Canada As Natural Insecticide

No more pests


APL’s Diatomaceous Earth has been approved for use as a natural insecticide in Canada!


We are excited to announce that our highly sought after diatomaceous earth has been approved in Canada for use against insects in the home and garden! Look for our new product, LAST CRAWL™ Insecticide Powder, at stores near you or purchase LAST CRAWL™ online! Please note: Last CrawlTM Insecticide Powder is currently available only in Canada. Information regarding this product is therefore applicable only in Canada.


LAST CRAWL™ is an all-natural insecticide that is highly effective in killing household and garden pests including: Ants, Bedbugs, Silverfish, Flour Beetles, Fleas, Cockroaches, Slugs, Earwigs, Centipedes, Millipedes, Sowbugs, Pillbugs, Carpet Beetles, Spiders, Crickets, Colorado Potato Beetles and Caterpillars.


LAST CRAWL™ insecticide products are composed of the same food chemical codex grade diatomaceous earth that we use in our feed additive products. LAST CRAWL™ can be mixed with an attractant such as a cereal or nut powder, icing sugar, powdered soup mixes, powdered yeast, or other dry, powdered, food-grade attractants to encourage insects to ingest it resulting in a lacerated digestive tract, causing further dehydration. The attractant can be mixed at a rate of 25% to 50% in volume.


LAST CRAWL™ can be applied at a rate of 70 g of product per 10 m2. If applied with an attractant, the application rate can be reduced to 60 g of product per 10m2.


LAST CRAWL™ can also be applied as a wet powder: Mix 90 grams of LAST CRAWL™ per 1 L of water. Mix well before application, and continue mixing during application, some settling may occur. Apply to the point of wetness around foundations, shrubs, flower beds, gardens, etc. using a suitable applicator. 1 L of mixture will treat 10 m2. Product remains effective for as long as it is present. Repeat treatment as necessary.


Where To Apply:


Indoors: Clear away debris and lightly dust all surfaces behind appliances, cabinets, along baseboards, along edges and underneath carpets and rugs, bed frames, paying careful attention to cracks, crevices and other places where insects may hide or crawl.


Outdoors: Clear away debris and lightly coat areas where pests are found including ant trails, door frames, entrance ways, foundations, patios, window frames, window sills, shrubs, flower beds, gardens etc. Pay careful attention to cracks, crevices, and other areas where insects may hide or crawl.


Application Methods:


A fine dust of LAST CRAWL™ can be applied using hand dusters or other suitable means.


Please Note:


For best results the treated area should be left undisturbed for two to three days to eliminate existing and reoccurring infestations.


For best results outdoors, use the product in areas where the dust cannot be affected by heavy rains or high winds.


When applying to plants, use a light dusting of LAST CRAWL™ on both sides of the plant leaves. Avoid dusting flowers and other areas where bees and beneficial insects may land, as diatomaceous earth has the potential to negatively impact most insects that come in contact with it.


For storage areas it is recommended that LAST CRAWL™ be re-applied each time the storage area is emptied.


When using LAST CRAWL™ for garden use, wash all produce thoroughly before using.


The product will remain effective for as long as it is present. Repeat treatment as necessary.


Would you like to see this new, environmentally friendly, pet and people safe product at a store near you? If so, please request the product by name at your local retailer.


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We advise that you do your own research on the benefits of Diatomaceous Earth and make your own decisions. Choosing to use the product for uses other than what it is registered for is done solely at the risk of the end-user. We are not in the position to advise the use of our RLE products for any purpose other than what the product is registered for and what is indicated on the packaging.