The key to successful slug control is down to the quality of the bait. Bait quality is determined by four characteristics:
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As the European leader in slug pellet technology we breed over 60,000 slugs every year to test pellet performance and efficacy.
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
De Sangosse molluscicides are best used as part of an overall approach which is embodied in Integrated Pest Management, an effective and sustainable solution.
IPM guidelines are covered in detail on the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group website and are regularly updated to reflect changes in practice and legislation.
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The science of slugs
A recent publication produced by CPM and sponsored by De Sangosse and Vaderstad provides a complete guide to every aspect of slug control. To download this guide click here.
Our TDS and Ironmax Pro enhanced wet process pellets use food-grade durum wheat flour together with carefully selected attractants which are unique to our range. Slugs are discerning eaters so it is no surprise that they find this combination so appetising.
To achieve a uniform spread a pellet needs adequate mass and consistent density. The larger the pellet the greater its mass and the greater the energy that can be imparted to propel it. This is why larger pellets spread better and why a cricket ball can be thrown further and with greater accuracy than a table-tennis ball. It’s a question of size: size matters!
Using a palatable pellet simply ensures the slug ingests sufficient of the active substance to cause death.
Efficient and effective control requires using a pellet designed to last several weeks. Larger pellets can withstand the environmental rigours that exist at the time of application.