Ferti-lome Natural Guard Slug and Snail Bait is a granular formula that is designed to help control slugs and snails around gardens, flowers, turf, ornamentals, vegetables, and fruit trees for up to 4 weeks. It contains Iron Phosphate as its active ingredients which effectively controls these pests and prevent them from damaging your plants. It is guaranteed safe and can even be used around pets and other wildlife. It is ideal for outdoor use around residential areas.
Apply the bait during the evening, as slugs and snails travel and feed mostly by night or early morning.
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 cover where they obtain shelter by day.
Use the bait to protect any vegetables from slug and snail damage, including (but not limited to): artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, blackeyed peas, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes and turnips.
Scatter the bait around the perimeter of the vegetable plot 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, to provide a protective “barrier” for slugs and snails entering the garden plot. If slugs or snails are inside the rows, then scatter the bait on the soil around the base of the plants and between the rows.
Fruits Including Citrus
Use the bait to protect fruits from slugs and snails, including (but not limited to): apples, avocados, apricots, cherries, grapes, melons, peaches, plums, citrus, and pears. For seedlings spread the bait around the base of the stem. Apply at 0.15 oz., or 1 level teaspoon, per square yard, in a 6 inch circular band around the base of the plants to be protected. For older trees, spread the bait around the base of the tree to intercept slugs and snails traveling to the trunk. Apply the bait at the rate of 0.5-1 lb. per 1000 square feet for orchards using standard fertilizer granular spreaders.
Use the bait to protect berries from slugs and snails, including (but not limited to): strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, loganberries, raspberries. Spread the bait around the perimeter of the plot to intercept slugs and snails migrating toward the berries. Use a rate of 0.5-1 lb. per 1000 square feet, or for smaller areas, 0.15 oz., or 1 level teaspoon, per square yard, and scatter by hand or with granular spreaders. If slugs and snails are already in the plots, then carefully spread bait between the furrows near the base of the plants. For small plots, treat around the base of the plants to be protected. Do not spread over the entire area but apply selectively.
Scatter bait in a 6 inch circular band around the base of the plants to be protected at 0.15 oz., or 1 level teaspoon, per square yard. If plants are next to a grassy area, spread the bait between the ornamentals and the grass. Slugs and snails traveling to the plants will encounter the bait before reaching the plant. In these situations, scatter the bait around the perimeter of the plot at the rate of 1 lb. per 1000 square feet to intercept snails and slugs traveling to the plot.
Where slugs or snails are a problem in greenhouses, scatter the bait in the plant pots of plants being damaged or around pots on greenhouse benches. Apply 1/2 teaspoon per 9 inch pot.
Use the bait on lawns as a buffer zone around gardens. When slugs or snails are detected, scatter the bait at a rate of 0.15 oz., or 1 level teaspoon, per square yard. Scatter by hand or with a granular spreader where the slugs or snails are observed.