Safe Slug Bait

Asked June 8, 2020, 6:50 PM EDT

Is Sluggo Bait safe to use in a vegetable garden, around dogs and earthworms? Thanks for your help. Peter Clark

Washington County Oregon

3 Responses

Thank you for your question, Peter. We have a great resource here in Oregon, which, in addition to the product label itself, has answers to pesticide questions: http://npic.orst.edu/health/safeuse.html. Here is their page on Sluggo: http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/ironphosphategen.html However, if you purchased Sluggo Plus, there are other animals that can be killed. If you bought that, want to know its risks, and find the label doesn’t tell you, write back. Good luck!

Thanks for the links. The information they referenced was from 2013. It is my understanding that there is new scientific information about the effects of Sluggo. Have you heard that?

Well, if NPIC says it is current, I will believe that. What is the source of this ‘new’ information? Are you certain it is not about Sluggo Plus?