"Natural" insect control

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Tue, 16 Jul 2002 13:35:42 PDT
Dear All,

Before we leave the slug, snail topic I have known people to go out at night with a pail of soapy water and drop the snails in as they go. I find slugs harder to collect and was glad to read about something we could use that wouldn't hurt animals and would even improve the soil. This is sold as escar-go or sluggo in the USA and is iron phosphate. One problem with it however is that the birds eat it sometimes before the slugs can get to it. I know it has been called safe for birds. Do you suppose anyone fed it to them to be sure?

Mary Sue 

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