Slug Control is a slugicide made from natural plant extracts that is applied directly onto the leaves of the plant. It targets all slugs, earthworms, mole crickets, and ants. This substance disrupts the function of a slug’s mucous and salivary gland such that the slug cannot move, eat, or reproduce. Slug Control was tested on slugs in strawberry fields with 85-95% efficacy.
At the beginning of slug infestation, use 4.7 to 6.3 mL (1 - 1 1/4 tsp.) of product with one gallon (1 gal.) of water in order to dilute Slug Control. It can also be used in other quantities respecting the dilution rate of 1:800 – 1:600; product to water. After dilution, spray the product onto the plant leaf. In area applications, use 6.9 oz - 10.4 oz per acre of land. Do not apply prior to excessive rains since this may reduce product effectiveness.
Slug Control is formulated with saponin extracted from the Tea tree. Tea saponin is a glycoside well known for its surfactant effect, demonstrating the ability to form foams and emulsions. Saponin derived from this source has insecticidal, slugicidal, and fungicidal properties. It is also effective against worms.
Slug Control is considered an environmentally friendly pesticide, as crops require less pesticide to achieve the same degree of slug control due to the product’s surfactant properties. Appropriate land management practices should be used at all times with any pesticide; this material should be prevented from entering public or private water supplies (including wells) and any lake, stream, or river.
Slug Control contains a substance that interferes with the mucous and salivary glands of slugs. Mucus secretion of the slug is disrupted, there by inhibiting its activity and movement. Best results are achieved when Slug Control comes into direct contact with the animal’s body or when ingestion takes place. This causes slugs to lose their ability to ingest food or reproduce.
• Effective against all slugs.
• Effective against mole crickets.
• Effective against ants.
Effective against the following species of slugs:
|Crop Name||Mix Rate||Dilution Ratio||Foliar Spray||Time to Use|
|All crops||4.7 mL/ 1 gal
16 oz/ 100 gal
|1:800||0.1 - 0.2 oz/ 1,000 ft
6.9 - 10.4 oz/ Acre
16.6 - 25 oz/ Ha
|At the start of slug infestation|
|6.3 mL/ 1 gal
21.3 oz/ 100 gal
|1:600||At the point of multiple occurrences and sight of damage|
The mix rate for Slug Control is 4.7 - 6.3 mL (1 to 1 1/4 tsp.) per 1 gallon of water that should only be used as a foliar spray.
|Tea saccharides 6.0%|