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Old 04-07-2001, 03:01 PM
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Anyone else try/using Sluggo (brand) Iron Phosphate snail bait. research shows it's non toxic to birds/fish/pets/people - but it kills snails/slugs.

I tried some over the past couple weeks on my route - it's easy to apply (don't have to worry about gloves/masks as with Metaldehyde).

It seems to work OK, but needs to be reapplied every 2 weeks - only takes a tiny bit (1 tsp/sqyd. The pellets seemed to get moldy where I dumped it on.

Bought some at Home Depot for about $5.00/lb ($12.50 for 2.5 lbs) - and I've found a place that sells a 50 lb bag of SLUGGO for $87.50 plus UPS - they're in Petaluma, CA.

Anybody know of any other distributors that sell 50/100 lb bags?

Thanks!

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Old 04-07-2001, 10:30 PM
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Will was that Home Depot product called "Bug Getta" from Ortho?
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Old 04-08-2001, 02:11 AM
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No, it's not.

Bug-Geta has 3-4% Metaldehyde - see:
http://www.ortho.com/content/product...s/2420NV4R.cfm

Sluggo (also sold as WorryFree & other brand names) contains Iron Phosphate.

I want to use it, but the "consumer packages" are SOOO darn expensive! United/GreenMark & Hydroscape don't carry it at all, Ewing only sells the 2.5lb container.

(Landscaping suppliers/distributors.... make a note!
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