Ferti-lome Natural Guard Bug, Slug and Snail Bait

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Ferti-lome Natural Guard Bug, Slug and Snail Bait

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Product Overview

Fertilome Natural Guard Bug, Slug and Snail Bait is a granular formula that is designed to help control pests in gardens, turf, and ornamentals for up to 4 weeks. It contains a special blend of Iron Phosphate and Spinosad as its active ingredients which effectively controls slugs, bugs and snails, as wells as other insect pests such as earwigs, cutworms, pillbugs, crickets, sowbugs, ants and more. It is guaranteed safe to use that it allows people and pets enter the site as soon as it is applied. It is ideal for outdoor use around residental areas. A 1 lb. bottle treats up to 2,000 sq. ft.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Metaldehyde 3.25%
Target pests Earwigs, Cutworms, Sowbugs, Pillbugs, Crickets, Ants including Foraging ants, Sweet-feeding ants, Pavement ants, Moisture ants, Little black ants, Argentine ants, Crazy ants, Acrobat ants and other common Ants, Slugs and Snails
For use in Residential: Outdoors
Around Flowers, Gardens, Turf-grass and Ornamental Plants
Application Scatter the bait granules on the soil around or near the plants to be protected by hand spreader to ensure uniform coverage over the treatment area
Apply bait evenly at approximately 0.5 oz. or 0.5 to 1 tsp. per sq. yard
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on Label
Yield 1 lb. Treats 2,000 sq. ft.
Special Features People and pets can enter the area after product is applied
Shipping Weight 1.10 lbs
Manufacturer VPG (Mfg. Number: 40440)
UPC 732221404403
EPA Registration 67702-24-7401


Insects controlled:

Earwigs, Cutworms, Sowbugs, Pillbugs, Crickets, Ants including foraging ants, sweet-feeding ants, Pavement ants, moisture ants, Little Black ants, Argentine ants, Crazy ants, Aacrobat ants, Bigheaded ants, Cornfield ants, Ghost ants, Odorous House ants, Thief ants, Texas Leafcutting ants, Field ants, and other common ants (excluding Fire ants, Harvester ants, Pharaoh’s ants and Carpenter ants), Slugs, Snails.

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.


VEGETABLES: artichokes (globe), asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, soybeans, squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes and turnips.

FRUITS: apples, avocados, apricots, cherries, grapes, melons, peaches, plums, citrus, pears.

BERRIES: strawberries, blueberries, loganberries.


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  • 5 of 5 Stars

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    By Joyce on 07/01/2020

    This is the only product I have found that will get rid of cutworms and slugs around my plants. It works quickly and I will be ordering this again.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Worked as advertised

    By Marilyn on 09/14/2020

    In previous years, I had a problem with something munching on my tomatoes just as they were ripening. I purchased this in June and it was easy to apply. It fixed the problem.

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