Monterey LG6530 Sluggo® Slug & Snail Killer, 5 Lbs
This Sluggo® Slug & Snail Killer contains a unique combination of iron phosphate, which is a plant nutrient that occurs in soils, with slug and snail bait additives. Iron phosphate is a plant nutrient that occurs in soil and is used as an ingredient in fertilizers. The bait which is not ingested by snails and slugs will degrade and become a part of the soil. The bait is ingested by slugs and snails when they travel from their hiding places to plants. Ingestion, even in small amounts, will cause them to cease feeding. This physiological effect of the bait gives immediate protection to the plants even though the slugs and snails may remain in the area. After eating the bait, the slugs and snails cease feeding, become less mobile and begin to die within three to six days. Dead slugs and snails may not be visible as they often crawl away to secluded places to die. Plant protection will be observed in the decrease in plant damage.
- Size: 5 lbs
- Kills snails and slugs
- Safe to use around pets & wildlife
- Can be used around pets and wildlife
- Uses iron phosphate which naturally occurs in soil
- Easy-to-use granular formulation
- Remains effective after rain or sprinkling
- May be used up to and including day of harvest
- OMRI listed for organic gardening
- Made in the USA.
- Iron Phosphate . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .1.0%
- Other Ingredients: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99.0%
- Total: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100.0%
How To Apply:
- Scatter the slug and snail bait granules on the soil around or near the plants to be protected. For broadcast application, use standard broadcast spreaders. For row application, use standard granular spreaders. Apply bait evenly at the rate of 0.5 - 1 lb. per 1,000 square feet, or for smaller areas, 0.15 oz., or 1 level teaspoon, per square yard, and reapply as the bait is consumed or at least every two weeks. Do not place in piles. If the ground is dry, wet it before applying bait. Sluggo works best when soil is moist but with little or no standing water.
- Reapply as the bait is consumed or at least every two weeks. Apply more heavily if the infestation is severe, if the area is heavily watered or after long periods of heavy rain. See specific directions for different plant types and for inside greenhouses.
When To Apply:
- Apply the bait during the evening, as slugs and snails travel and feed mostly by night or early morning.
Where To Apply:
- Treat all likely areas of infestation, especially around the perimeter of garden plots because these pests travel into plant areas from daytime refuges. They favor damp places around vegetable plants such as beans, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, celery and squash. Other favorite areas are flower gardens, rockeries, hedges, dichondra lawns, citrus groves, ivy patches and other ground cover where they obtain shelter by day.