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The slug serial killers!
Bio Slug Pellets
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Bio Slug Pellets
Advantages: Seem to be working, plants are less traumatised!
Disadvantages: If eaten in large quantities can be harmful.
Well it's that time of the year again, where all the new summer plants are starting to push through in the garden, but due to it still being quite damp at times the slugs are having a field day, eating all the newest and sweetest shoots!
After being given a garden project from school, to grow, cultivate and record the progress of his own sunflower pant, my son was distraught to find that yes it had started growing, but something had taken bites out of the bottom leaves, so distraught that I have had to go and buy some treatments to stop such pests eating the entire garden, go helps us if they start eating Connor's potato's!
The product I will now review is - "Bio - slug mini pellets, shower proof".
I have to say I brought these due to two reasons, one obviously because they were the cheapest there and two because "Bio" is a branded item I have used in the past and I trust.
I do always worry about putting these out as there are cats in the street where I live, but there is a note saying that these do not attract domestic animals, even giving off a repellent to them and also having a bitter agent to stop accidental ingestion by the kids, always a bonus!
The fact that they are blue in colour and my son was drawn to them in a heartbeat is another story, I do feel maybe if they were dirt coloured they wouldn't get eaten in the first place!
To use and treat any area in the garden, even around vegetable patches, though you do have to be careful to not leave the pellets resting in the leaves, this of course may result in accidental ingestion, you simply twist the lid up (there is no need to remove!), and sprinkle a small amount around the base of the plants and shrubs being treated.
Due to the design of the lid, the pellets really fly out and spread around quite easily, though it is reasonably difficult to gauge amounts when gently shaking the tub.
The pellets are best to be applied on a moist or humid evening, especially when it is more than possible for the slugs to be coming out, though be assured the pellets do not dissolve when getting wet, though again this means that the application should be sparse as they don't wash away and if applied heavily, they are more likely to cause damage to larger animals if eaten in large quantities.
There are the obligatory warnings on this product, these being keep away from animals, children and foodstuffs and if accidentally swallowed seek immediate medical help and retain the label or container for information.
Do these work? In fairness I haven't seen a slug since treating my garden, but the holes and missing vegetation has subsided, the tub doesn't actually state how this product works, so maybe the pellets dissolve the slugs like salt does, either way the plants seem much better in condition so I have no complaints!
Price wise these are available from round £1.99, mine being purchased from Wilkinson's, but is available from many decent garden centres.
For more information visit - www.bio-garden.co.uk
Thanks for reading x
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