I need a reality check. Anybody know about Sluggo Snail and Slug Bait?
Epinions.com says,"new iron phosphate compounds, sold under several
brand names such as Sluggo and Escar-go. These are non-toxic and
unattractive to mammals and birds, but when slugs ingest the pellets,
they stop eating and die. Iron phosphate bait can be sprinkled around
your favorite plants without worry."
Greenfeet.com. says, "Sluggo will give protetion to lawns, gardens,
commercial landscape areas, greenhouses, outdoor ornamentals, container
nursery plants, vegetable gardens, field crops, fruit trees and berries.
The bait can be scattered on the lawn or on the soil around vegetables,
flowers, fruit trees, or bushes to be protected.
1 lb per 1000 square feet or 1 teaspoon per square yard. Apply more
heavily if infestation is severe. Reapply Sluggo as bait is consumed.
Scatter Sluggo on the soil around or near plants to be protected. May be
applied over the top of plants. Aerial applications allowed. Sluggo
remains effective after a sprinkle, irrigation or rain.
Active Ingredient: Iron Phosphate . . . .1%".
It looks too good to be true. The two reviews above are from Monsanto
"front groups", right?
I've lived in this "there's a sucker born every minute" country long
enough that it must be "caveat emptor" time again.
What is the skinny?
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