SLUGGO Snail Bait - where to find it (bulk)?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by KindGardener, Apr 7, 2001.

  1. KindGardener

    KindGardener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    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!

     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    Will was that Home Depot product called "Bug Getta" from Ortho?
     
  3. KindGardener

    KindGardener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    No, it's not.

    Bug-Geta has 3-4% Metaldehyde - see:
    http://www.ortho.com/content/products/Solaris_msds/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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