Ant, Bug & Slug Control

Sluggo by Monterey

Monterey Sluggo

Sluggo® by Monterey Kills both snails and slugs. OMRI listed for organic gardening. Can be used around pets and wildlife. Remains effective after rain or sprinkling. Can be used in vegetable gardens up until the day of harvest.

Monterey Sluggo Organic Slug ControlSluggo Benefits

  • The most respected name for damaging snails and slugs.
  • Can be used around people, pets and wild animals.
  • Uses organic iron phosphate, which naturally occurs in soil.
  • Remains effective even after rain or watering.
  • Can be used around food crops and vegetable gardens up until the day of harvest.

Use Sites for Sluggo

  • VEGETABLES: 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, 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 1,000 square feet for orchards using standard fertilizer granular spreaders.
  • BERRIES: 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 1,000 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.
  • OUTDOOR ORNAMENTALS: 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 1,000 square feet to intercept snails and slugs traveling to the plot.
  • GREENHOUSES: 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 about 1/2 teaspoon per 9-inch pot.
  • LAWNS: 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.

Sluggo Application Directions

Scatter the slug and snail bait granules on the soil around or near the plants to be protected. For broadcast application, use standard broadcast spreaders. For row application, use standard granular spreaders. Apply bait evenly 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, and reapply as the bait is consumed or at least every two weeks. Do not place in piles. If the ground is dry, wet it before applying bait. Sluggo works best when soil is moist but with little or no standing water.

Reapply as the bait is consumed or at least every two weeks. Apply at higher rate if the infestation is severe, if the area is heavily watered or after long periods of heavy rain. See specific directions for different plant types and for inside residential greenhouses.

Sluggo Active Ingredients

Iron Phosphate ................................... 1.0%

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