Frequently asked questions
Why are they better?
My pellets are made from 100% naturally occurring materials including the key ingredient, ferric phosphate. Slugs and snails are attracted away from the plants to eat the pellets. They stop feeding immediately and disappear underground to die, so unlike the effects of ordinary slug pellets, there are no ugly slime trails or dead slugs and snails left on the soil. The pellets kill all slugs and snails including the giant SPANISH SLUG which is rapidly becoming a major problem in the UK. In trials, ferric phosphate pellets kill more slugs and snails than metaldehyde pellets. So my pellets are safer and work better! In wet conditions, when slugs and snails are especially active, the pellets absorb the moisture and become even more attractive to the pests. The pellets are particularly resistant to rain and have been found to last up to FOUR times longer as ordinary metaldehyde based pellets. Over time, they will eventually biodegrade, producing nutrients which help feed your plants.
How safe are they?
My Slug and Snail Control pellets, when used as directed, pose no threat to pets, birds, hedgehogs, bees and other useful insects. Children and pets don’t need to be excluded from the area being treated. They can be used around flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables, outdoors and in greenhouses. You can harvest your crops immediately after application if required. My pellets are used commercially in organic agriculture and have been certified for organic use by the Organic Farmers and Growers Association Ltd.
How do I use them?
Apply at first signs of any slug or snail damage. During a mild spring, this can be as early as February when the slugs and snails start eating emerging leaves and young shoots on plants like tulips and delphiniums. If possible apply in the early evening when the slugs are most active and scatter the pellets around the plants so that the individual pellets fall 6-7cm apart. Make sure that the pellets are spread across the entire area rather than spread in a circle around individual plants.
Use in greenhouses
I’ve used my slug pellets to very successfully control slugs and snails in my greenhouse. In indoor conditions of high humidity and high temperatures, they can develop a slight mould. They’ll still be just as effective.
What area will the pack treat?
The 1.2kg pack will treat 240sq metres.