Bonide Bug & Slug Bait will keep your gardens safe from slugs, snails, earwigs, ants, cutworms, and other garden pests listed on the label. One pound of Bonide Bug & Slug Bait will protect up to 2,000 sq. ft. for up one month. Bonide Bug & Slug Bait uses spinosad in a unique, patented, pelletized formula that includes iron phosphate to help lure pests out of their hiding places and away from plants.
Earwigs, cutworms, sowbugs, pillbugs, crickets, ants (excluding fire ants, harvester ants, Pharaoh’s ants and carpenter ants), slugs, snails.
Scatter the bait granules on the soil around or near the plants to be protected with a hand or power operated broadcast, granular or drop spreader (gravity or rotary) to ensure uniform coverage over the treatment area. Apply bait evenly at approximately 0.5 to 1 lb per 1000 square feet, or for smaller areas, 0.075 to 0.15 oz, or 0.5 to 1 teaspoon, per square yard. Do not place in piles. Scatter the bait around the perimeter of the area to provide a protective "barrier" for pests entering the area. 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. Do not use food utensils such as tablespoons, cups, etc. for food purposes after pesticide use.
Do not apply more than 3 times in any 30 day period. Apply at the higher rate if the infestation is severe. Re-apply after heavy rain or watering. Do not apply within 3 days of harvest.
For seedlings spread the bait around the base of the stem. For trees or shrubs, spread the bait around the base of the tree. For small plots, treat around the base of the plants to be protected. In greenhouses, scatter the bait in the pots of plants being damaged or around pots on greenhouse benches.
Evening is the best time to apply the bait as pests travel and feed mostly by night or early morning. Treat all likely areas of infestation, especially around the perimeter of garden plots, for target pests because pests travel into plant areas from daytime refuges.