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Re: Happy > slugs

I've been using Es-car-Go! (the iron phosphate product manufactured in
Gemany, aka Sluggo) for several years now.  Escargo is the brand name used
by Gardens Alive! in southern Indiana.  Works exceptionally well; much
better than metaldehyde.  Last year I saw it in a big box store locally
under the Schultz brand name, so I'd think you might find it locally too.

It is more expensive, but I have noticed a real reduction in slugs where
I've used it.  Also, now that you have a dog, I wouldn't want metaldehyde
around.  Dogs will eat absolutely anything.  I never had any luck with beer
and other home remedies, though I haven't yet tried DE.  Do you get the
Gardens Alive catalog?  2 or 3 times a year they include a $20 coupon on the
cover.  Sometimes it is a staight $20, sometimes $20 off a $40 purchase.  I
use these for Escargo or their lawn fertilizer.  Makes it more reasonable.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Birthday Time!

> > Theresa, it is partly cloudy here with only occassional showers
> > If you come you should see masses of lady bugs and of course the
> > yellow slugs.  Should be a nice day.
> Hi David,
>    Speaking of slugs, what do you guys use to control them?  I'm thinking
>    of giving in and using the highly priced iron phosphate this year.
>    anyone have experiences with it, and more importantly, an inexpensive
>    source?  :)
>    I found a six-pound bag at a local store for $30; that seems to be the
>    best deal so far.
> Chris
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