How to Use
The active ingredient metaldehyde is poisonous to snails, slugs and other gastropods
It works on contact or by ingestion (pest eating it)
It is soluble but it is not absorbed by plants and does not enter the food chain
Sprinkle pellets lightly around plants to be protected
Don't place them too close to plants - the idea is to attract snails and slugs to the baits and away from your seedlings
Apply every few days - the pellets degrade when exposed to weather and the active ingredient is soluble, washing into the soil when you water or it rains
For a complete guide on
How to Use Defender Snail & Slug Pellets, always check the packaging
When to Use
Whenever snails and slugs are present, especially after planting out young seedlings. Sprinkle around the garden after the rain, when snails and slugs emerge to eat.
WARNING: KEEP PELLETS AND PACKS OF PELLETS OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS
The pellets are dangerous if pets consume enough of them
If a pet has eaten snail pellets, seek urgent veterinary attention
Symptom onset is rapid and small dogs may deteriorate rapidly if veterinary assistance is not sought quickly
MAKE SURE you take the pack with the pet to the vet
Poisoning most often occurs when a hungry pet, mistaking the pellets for pet food, knocks down a packet and wolfs down the contents
Pets and wildlife are not at risk from consuming snails that have already been killed by the snail pellets, because the product will have been metabolised and rendered harmless in the snail or slug gut.
Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label.
Gloves are recommended when handling this product.
ALWAYS store in a locked shed or cupboard well out of the reach of children or pets.
See the Safety Data Sheet for this product
Pellets contain 15g/kg of metaldehyde
Also included is a bitter-tasting agent to make them unattractive to children and animals