Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:00
Quite frankly with a huge garden, catching the little b*ggers is impossible for me. I've sourced a really good slug and snail killer which is very effective and kind to wildlife, pets and children. It's called Advanced Slug Killer. The blurb reads: Advanced Slug Killer is approved for organic use in the UK by "Organic Farmers and Growers". It is attractive to both slugs and snails, and after eating a small quantity of the blue pellets, they stop feeding on your plants and will usually burrow into the soil - so there are no messy remains to deal with.
It remains effective after exposure to rain, watering and sunlight, and there is no interval required between application and harvesting crops.
The pellets are based on ferric phosphate which is broken down by micro-organisms to iron and phosphate in the soil, both beneficial for plant growth.
Birds, hedgehogs and other wildlife that eat slugs and snails will not be harmed, unlike with other commonly available slug pellets.
The label says USE AS DIRECTED TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND PETS. Due to the mode of action it can be trusted for use around children, pets and wildlife, but never exceed the application rate or frequency to remove any risk of ingestion of a significant quantity. We have not seen evidence of the pellets being attractive to anything other than slugs or snails. Supplied in a container with a child proof safety cap.