Celite® 610

CELITE 610 MECHANICAL INSECTICIDE has been proven effective against the most problematic insect pests such as cockroaches, ants, beetles, bedbugs, and other crawling insects.

CELITE 610 is an APVMA and EPA registered, and OMRI approved mechanical insecticide. As 100% pure, natural diatomaceous earth it is a qualified generic material listed on the National Organic Program (NOP). Products treated with CELITE 610 can be approved by OMRI, CCOF or other accredited certifier to be sold as “organic”.


CELITE 610 insecticide is the safe and effective alternative to chemical insecticides for a variety of pests. It can be used indoors and outdoors in dry situations. CELITE 610 is a mechanical insect killer and insects cannot become immune to its action.

Insects come in contact or ingest this powder and die within 48 hours. As a mechanical insecticide, it can be used independently or alongside chemical insecticides to form part of a cost-effective Integrated Pest Management program.

CELITE 610 insecticide is a non-toxic, fine powder that works by removing and adsorbing the protective waxy covering of insects that are exposed to it. This covering protects insects from water loss and they dehydrate when the protective layer is removed.

CELITE 610 is intended for application with a hand duster, power duster, or other similar means of application, to areas where crawling insects are found. CELITE 610 can be also be slurried into water and sprayed.


Awareness is growing of the increasing resistance of insect pests to insecticides.


Diafil – Celite 610 from Filchem is an effective insecticide that insects will not build up resistance to.


Celite 610 diatoms from Mexico are lethal to insect pests. Population growth, urbanisation and climate change trends are impacting how insect pests are evolving to develop insecticide resistance. Mix Diafil – Celite 610 diatom powder with water and apply with a standard back-pack or mechanical sprayer.  Particles of Diafil – Celite 610 are attracted to the insect pests as they pass over the substrate via electrostatic forces.

Diafil - Celite 610 Features

  • 100% natural diatoms

  • OMRI listed mechanical insecticide

  • APVMA Registered product number: 64646

  • Non-toxic to bees

  • Food Chemical Codex (FCC)

  • Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS)

  • Low environmental footprint


Electrostatic forces control the motion of charged particles and facilitate the transfer of the mechanical insecticide onto the insect pest.

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Diafil – Celite 610 adsorbs the epicuticular lipid layer resulting in death to the insect pest.

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Rice weevils one of many insect pests that can be targeted with Diafil – Celite 610



Empty animal enclosures can be dusted as a precautionary measure before laying down straw or litter. Apply to areas where crawling insects are found. Some insects are known carriers of bacterial infections. Removal of these insects may reduce infection rates inside animal enclosures.

Power dusters are available to enable rapid and uniform application.

Application rate:

4.8g per square m squared (1lb. per 1000 square feet)

Diatomaceous earth is a permitted flow-aid ingredient in animal feed, up to a limit of 2 wt.% in the final feed prod.


Beetles:  12-spotted Cucumber Beetles, Asparagus Beetles, Bean Beetles, Blister Beetles, Boll Weevils, Cigarette Beetle, Colorado Potato Beetles, Confused Flour Beetles, Cucumber Beetles, Dark Mealworms, Darkling Beetles (lesser meal worm), Dried Fruit Beetles, Drugstore Beetles, Elm Leaf Beetles, Flea Beetles, Japanese Beetles, Mealworms, Mexican Bean Beetles, Pink bollworms, Red Flour Beetles, Saw Toothed Grain Beetles, Spider Beetles, Western Yellow-striped Armyworms, Yellow Mealworms.

Moths:  Angoumois Grain Moths, Artichoke Plume Moths, Codling Moths, Diamondback Larvae and Moths, European Pine Tip Moths, Gypsy Moths (adults & larvae), Indian Meal Moths, Moths, Mediterranean Flour Moths, Small Flying Moths, Tobacco Moths, Tussock Moths.

Weevils: Carrot Weevils, Clover Weevils, Pepper Weevils, Rice Weevils, Weevils.

Flies, Gnats and Maggots:  Apple Maggots, Blow Flies, Cabbage Maggots, Cherry Fruit Flies, Crane Flies, Fruit Flies, Fungus Gnats, Gnats, Maggots, Mushroom Flies, Olive Fruit Flies, Onion Maggots, Shore flies, Vinegar Flies, Whiteflies.

“Worms” Slugs and Caterpillars: Armyworms, Beet Armyworms, Cabbageworms, Cankerworms, Caterpillars, Corn Earworms, Eastern Tent Caterpillars, Fire worms, Forest Tent Caterpillars Fruit worms, Hornworms, Green Fruit Worms, Imported Cabbageworms, Navel Orange worms, Potato Tuber worms, Saltmarsh caterpillars, Slugs Tomato Budworms, Tomato Fruit worms, Tomato Hornworms, Tomato pinworms, Webworms.

“Bugs" Scale and Mites: Billbugs, Box Elder Bugs, Clover Mites, Eriophyid Mites, Grain Mites, Grape Mealy bugs, Green bugs, Harlequin Bugs, Lace Bugs, Leaf-footed plant bugs, Mealy Bugs, Proba bugs, Tarnished Plant Bugs, Tomato bugs, Tomato Russet Mite, Scales, Soft Scales, Squash bugs, Stink Bugs, Southern chinch bugs, Sow bugs, Vine mealy bugs.

Aphids, Borers, Leafhoppers, Leaf miners, loopers and other insects as listed:  Ants (excluding Fire, Harvester, Carpenter and Pharaoh ants), Aphids, , Armored Scales,  Bagworms, Bermudagrass Mirids,  Branch and Twig Borers, Cabbage Loopers, Cadelles, Chalcids, Cheese Skippers, Cockroaches, Crickets, Cross-striped, Earwigs, European Corn Borer, Fruit tree Leaf rollers, Garden Symphylan, Glassy Winged Sharpshooters, Grape Leaf Skeletonizers, Grape Leafhoppers, , Grasshoppers, Green Peach Aphids, Greenhouse Thrips, Heliothis spp., Katydids, Leafhoppers, Leafminers, Leafrollers, Leaftiers, Loopers, Lygus, Millipedes, Mole crickets, Orange Tortrix, Pacific flatheaded borers, Pear Psyllids, Potato Leafhoppers, Psyllids, Sharpshooters, Shot hole borers, Silverfish, Skippers, Springtails, Thrips, Bedbugs, Fleas.