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Sluggo Slug and Snail Bait

Kill Slugs and Snails Without Harming Pets, Wildlife

Sluggo Kills Slugs and Snails

This bait kills slugs and snails and can safely be used around pets and wildlife!  Contains iron phosphate, which occurs naturally in soil.  Sluggo remains effective after rain.
Each 2.5 Lb. container will cover 2,500 square feet!

How to order Sluggo

Active Ingredient:
           Iron Phosphate..............    1.0%
Can safely be used around domestic animals and wildlife!

Description Sluggo Application Bait Application Sites

This slug bait is a unique blend of an iron phosphate active ingredient, originating from soil, with slug and snail bait 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 non 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.

Bait Application

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 greenhouses.

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.

Sluggo Application Sites
Vegetables Fruits, Citrus Berries Field Crops Outdoor Ornamentals Greenhouses Lawns


Sluggo can be used to protect any vegetables form slug and snail damage.  Scatter the bait around the perimeter of the vegetable plot at approximately 1 lb. per 1,000 square feet to form a protective barrier against the garden pests.  If slugs or snail are inside the rows, scatter the bait on the soil around the plants and between the rows.

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Fruits and Citrus

For seedlings, spread the bait around the base of the stem.  Apply at 1 level tablespoon 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 trees to intercept slugs and snails traveling to the trunk.  Use 1 pound Sluggo per 1,000 square feet for orchards using standard fertilizer granular spreaders.

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Use Sluggo Slug & Snail Bait at the rate of 1 pound per 1,000 square feet.  If slugs or snails are already in the plots, spread bait between the furrows near the base of the plants.  Do not spread over the entire area, but apply selectively.

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Field Crops

At the seeding and later stages, apply the slug & snail bait between the rows and around the perimeter of the field.  Scatter pellets at a rate of 44 pounds per acre.

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Outdoor Ornamentals

Scatter bait in a six inch circular band around the base of the plants to be protected at 1 level tablespoon 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 approximately 1 pound per 1,000 square feet to intercept snails and slugs traveling the plot.

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Where slugs or snails are a problem in greenhouses, scatter the bait in the plant pots of plants being damaged or around pots on greenhouse benches.  Apply about teaspoon per 9" pot.

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Sluggo can be used to protect lawns and grass seed crops.  When slugs or snails are detected, scatter the bait at a rate of approximately 1 pound per 1,000 square feet.  Scatter by hand or with a granular spreader where the slugs or snails are observed.

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