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Ortho® Elementals® Slug and Snail Killer

Ortho Elementals Snail & Slug Killer

Overview & Benefits

    This formula, which can be used around pets and wildlife when used as directed, is effective against a wide variety of slugs and snails and is for organic gardening.

    • Iron phosphate occurs naturally in soil.
    • Unconsumed bait will degrade and become part of the soil.
    • After eating the bait the slugs and snails cease feeding, become less mobile and begin to die within three to six days.
    • Exclusive smaller particle size makes it easier for pests to find.
    • Specially selected active ingredient: Iron phosphate.

Available sizes:

    1 LB., 5 LB. and 10 LB.
  • How to Use

    Home and garden: Scatter the slug and snail bait granules on the soil around or near the plants to be protected.
    Broadcast application: Use the standard broadcast spreader
    Row Application: use the standard granular spreaders.
    Apply bait evenly at the rate of 0.5-1 lb. 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 2 weeks.

  • 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.

  • How often to apply

    As the bait is consumed or at least every 2 weeks.

  • Where to Use

    Treat all likely areas of infestation, especially around the perimeter of garden plots because these pests travel into plant areas for 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.

  • Where Not to Use

    Do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters, or surface waters.

  • Benefits

    For organic gardening. Can be used around pets & wildlife (when used as directed). Is effective against a wide variety of slugs and snails.

  • Packaging

    1 lb canister, 5 lb box and 10 lb box

  • Active Ingredients

    Iron phosphate 1.0%
    Other Ingredients 99.0%

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