Slug Magic is a pelletized product made from a blend of iron phosphate and Ferramol™ Slug and Snail Bait that is irresistible to slimy garden intruders. One bite, however, and they'll be done as Slug Magic causes them to stop feeding right away, become less active, and die within 3-6 days. Because slugs and snails often crawl away to somewhere secluded to die, you may not see the dead ones. However, this is a time-tested method of slug control so you can be confident it's doing the job. You should also feel comfortable using Slug Magic liberally as any bait not ingested will degrade seamlessly into the soil. In fact, iron phosphate is a common ingredient in many fertilizers.
This product can be used to protect home lawns, gardens, greenhouses, outdoor ornamentals, vegetable gardens, fruits, berries, citrus, and crop plants. For best results, apply the bait in the evenings as slugs and snails mostly travel and feed in the dark hours. Slug Magic should be scattered on the soil and around plants that are to be protected. Slugs and snails will leave their daytime hiding places to feed at night, so treating the perimeters of garden plots is an excellent way to catch them as they enter. They like to hide in damp places around plants and in flower gardens, rockeries, hedges, Dichondra lawns, citrus groves, ivy patches, and other ground covers; so you'll want to bait around those as well.
- Can be used around pets, wildlife and beneficials
- 1 lb. treats up to 1,000 sq. ft.
- Only for terrestrial use - do not apply directly to water
- Can be used in fruit and vegetable gardens up to and including the day of harvest (0-day PHI)
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Deroceras reticulatum (Field slug), Deroceras laeve (Smooth slug), Arion subfuscus (Dusky slug), Arion circumscriptus (Grey 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), Achatina fulica (Giant African land slug), Pomacea canaliculata (Golden Apply Snail), Helix spp. and Cepaea spp.
When To Apply: Apply in evening as slugs & snails travel and feed in the dark.
How To Apply:
Scatter the slug and snail bait granules on the soil around or near the plants to be protected.
For Broadcast applications - use standard broadcast spreaders.
For Row applications - Use standard granular spreaders.
Apply bait evenly at approximately 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. (0.15 oz. or 1 level teaspoon per sq. yd.)
Do not place in piles.
If the ground is dry, wet it before applying bait. The product works best when the soil is moist but with little or no standing water.
Reapply the bait as it 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.
Where To Apply:
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 covers where they obtain shelter by day.
Please refer to the manufacturer's label under the DOCS tab for specific information on applying to berries, fruits (including citrus), greenhouses, lawns, outdoor ornamentals, and vegetables.
Application Rate: 1 lb. treats 1,000 sq. ft. (0.15 oz. or 1 level teaspoon per sq. yd.)
Environment: Gardens, Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Nursery, Greenhouse, Container Plants
Storage: 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.
Warning & Toxicities: Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
Environmental Hazards:For terrestrial uses. Do not apply directly to water. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters or rinsate.
Shelf Life: Indefinite
Active Ingredients/Guaranteed Analysis: Iron Phosphate