Slug and snail control for organic gardening.
- Can be used around pets and wildlife.
- May be used up to and including day of harvest.
- Rain-proof formula
Slug and snail control for organic gardening.
Available in 2 lb bags at your local garden center or hardware store, and in a 4 lb bag at Costco in
WA, OR, CA, ID, AR, UT, TX, CO, NV, MT, WY
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
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 0.5-1lb 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. The product 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 at higher rate 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.
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.
Vegetables: Use the bait to protect any vegetables from slug and snail damage, including (but not limited to): artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, blackeyed peas, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes and turnips. Scatter the bait around the perimeter of the vegetable plot at the rate of 0.5-1 lb per 1000 square feet, or for smaller areas, 0.15 oz, or 1 level teaspoon per square yard, to provide a protective “barrier” for slugs and snails entering the garden plot. If slugs or snails are inside the rows, then scatter the bait on the soil around the base of the plants and between the rows.
Fruits (Including Citrus): Use the bait to protect fruits from slugs and snails, including (but not limited to): apples, avocados, apricots, cherries, grapes, melons, peaches, plums, citrus, and pears. For seedlings spread the bait around the base of the stem. Apply at 0.15 oz, or 1 level teaspoon, per square yard, in a 6 inch circular band around the base of the plants to be protected. For older trees, spread the bait around the base of the tree to intercept slugs and snails traveling to the trunk. Apply the bait at the rate of 0.5-1 lb per 1000 square feet for orchards using standard fertilizer granular spreaders.
Berries: Use the bait to protect berries from slugs and snails, including (but not limited to): strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, loganberries, and raspberries. Spread the bait around the perimeter of the plot to intercept slugs and snails migrating toward the berries. Use a rate of 0.5-1 lb per 1000 square feet, or for smaller areas, 0.15 oz, or 1 level teaspoon per square yard and scatter by hand or with granular spreaders. If slugs and snails are already in the plots, then carefully spread bait between the furrows near the base of the plants. For small plots, treat around the base of the plants to be protected. Do not spread over the entire area but apply selectively.
Outdoor Ornamentals: Scatter bait in a 6 inch circular band around the base of the plants to be protected at 0.15 oz, or 1 level teaspoon, per square yard. If plants are next to a grassy area, spread the bait between the ornamentals and the grass. Slugs and snails traveling to the plants will encounter the bait before reaching the plant. In these situations, scatter the bait around the perimeter of the plot at the rate of 1 lb per 1,000 square feet to intercept snails and slugs traveling to the plot.
Lawns: Use the bait on lawns as a buffer zone around gardens. When slugs or snails are detected, scatter the bait at a rate of 0.15 oz, or 1 level teaspoon, per square yard. Scatter by hand or with a granular spreader where the slugs or snails are observed.
Apply the bait during the evening, as slugs and snails travel and feed mostly by night or early morning.
Caution: Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco and using the toilet.
To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area. Sweeping any product that lands on a driveway, sidewalk, or street, back onto the treated area of the lawn or garden will help to prevent run off to water bodies or drainage systems.
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal.
Pesticide storage: Store this product in its original container and keep in a secure storage area out of reach of children and domestic animals.
Container disposal: Non-refillable container. If Empty: Do not reuse or refill this container. Offer for recycling if available. If Partly Filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: BY WEIGHT
Iron phosphate 1.0%
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