Sluggo bait kills slugs and snails and can safely be used around
pets, wildlife and people! Contains iron phosphate, which occurs
naturally in soil. Sluggo continues to remain effective after rain.
Biodegradable Slug and Snail Bait SLUGGO is a unique blend of an
iron phosphate active ingredient with bait additives. Iron phosphate
occurs naturally in soil. The bait that is not ingested by snails or
slugs will biodegrade and become part of the soil in your garden.
This slug bait is a unique blend of an iron phosphate active
ingredient, originating from soil, with slug and snail bait attractant
additives. It is also 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. Sluggo is attractive to slugs and snails, luring
them from their hiding places and 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.
This product is effective against a wide variety of slugs and
snails and will give protection to home lawns, gardens,
greenhouses, outdoor ornamentals, vegetable gardens, fruits, berries,
citrus, crop and seed plants. The bait can be scattered on the
lawn or on the soil around any vegetable or seed crops, flowers or
fruit trees to be protected.
The slugs and snails controlled by this product include (but are
not limited to): Deroceras reticulatum (Field slug), Deroceras laeve
(Smooth slug), Arion subfucus (Dusky slug), Arion circumscriptus (Gray
garden slug), Arion hortensis (Black field slug), Arion rufus (Large
red slug), Arion ater (Large black slug), Limax flavus (Spotted garden
slug), Limax tenellus (Slender slug), Ariolimax columbianus (Banana
slug), Helix spp., Helicella spp., and Cepaea spp.
How to Apply: The bait granules should be scattered on the
soil around or near the plants to be protected. Apply bait evenly at
approximately 1 pound per 1,000 square feet 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. The soil should be 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
When to Apply: Evening is the best time to apply the bait,
as slugs and snails travel and feed mostly by night or early morning.
Where to Apply: All likely areas of infestation should be
treated, especially around the perimeter of garden plots because these
pests travel into plant areas from daytime refuge sites. They favor
damp places around vegetable plants such as beans, tomatoes, lettuce,
cabbage, celery and squash, and in weeds or ditches around field
margins. Other favorite areas are flower gardens, rockeries, hedges,
dichondra lawns, citrus groves, ivy patches and other ground cover
where they obtain shelter by day.