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From: Paul Resslar presslar at mailhost.vwc.edu> on 1999.10.11 at 22:14:13(3733)

Last week there was some discussion about the control of snails and
slugs. This past weekend I was reading the latest issue of HortTechnology,
a publication of the American Society for Horticultural Science. In the
"Resources Available" section the following product was listed:

"Product: Sluggo, an organic compound controls slugs and snails. The
active ingredient is phosphate, a plant nutrient. Sluggo won't harm pets
and wildlife and can be used on vegetables, ornamentals, groundcovers, and

Contact: Monteray Lawn and Garden Products; 559.499.2100; 559.499.1015;

I know nothing of this product. I am presenting it for the information
of those who may want to try something different.

Good Luck,

Paul M. Resslar

From: plantnut at macconnect.com (Dewey) on 1999.10.12 at 01:40:04(3737)
I remember when Sluggo was a character in "Nancy", a Comic Strip!!!

From: Don Burns donburns at macconnect.com> on 1999.10.12 at 01:43:25(3738)
>Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 20:15:10 -0500 (CDT)
>Reply-To: kitt@kaboodle.com
>Originator: aroid-l@mobot.org
From: Don Martinson llmen at execpc.com> on 1999.10.12 at 21:59:18(3740)
>I remember when Sluggo was a character in "Nancy", a Comic Strip!!!
From: Don Burns donburns at macconnect.com> on 2000.08.25 at 02:40:52(5304)
A while back we had a thread going on snail and slug bates, and Sluggo was
mentioned. Has any of the south Florida gang found the product down here?
There is nothing I have found here that can handle more that two days of
our afternoon rains, regardless of what the labels say.

This has been a banner year for snails in my neighborhood. Tonight I
knocked two dozon off of just one outside wall of the house.

Don Burns

From: Mitsukiwi at aol.com on 2000.08.25 at 05:22:51(5306)
In a message dated 8/24/00 10:41:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
donburns@macconnect.com writes:


From: Lester Kallus lkallus at earthlink.net> on 2000.08.25 at 14:17:27(5307)
Having seen slug damage around my yard, I decided to try to locate some of that Sluggo that's been described here.

I did a search and found the following URL:


From: Schnitz456 at aol.com on 2000.08.25 at 14:27:35(5308)

Don We have found deadline to be pretty good here.

From: "patricia frank" tricia_frank at hotmail.com> on 2000.08.25 at 14:32:03(5310)
>I have never seen the product in any retail store. I use the same the thing
>as Sluggo, call Escar-Go (cute),bought from Gardens Alive. They do have a
>web site. Tricia

From: Dyeingduk at aol.com on 2000.08.25 at 15:23:16(5311)
Well down here in Miami the snails are almost unstoppable...or so they
thought. Anyways we have perfected the hand pick method and the numbers have
dropped since last year. Basically the most effective thing is to go out
around 10 after a good rain with a wide mouth jug of some sort and a high
powered flashlight. Then when you've had enough go inside and put a little
bleach inside, cap the top and put somewhere out of the house. Even though
this may be time consuming or old fashioned but to me is the most effective.
If you dont want to collect bring a salt shaker along. The snails will love

From: Aroideae at aol.com on 2000.08.25 at 19:40:09(5312)
dear paul,

before i started using sluggo, i did just what you describe, but i found the
job much easier if i put bits of lettuce on top of the medium in pots or at
the base of plants in the ground. the slugs and snails seem to prefer it to
the aroids. so i'd go out at night with a bucket of soapy water and simply
drop the slugs/snails, lettuce and all into it. i hope this helps simplify
your task. the soap kills them too, so there's really no need for bleach
unless you just like to see them die quickly and mercifully. i kinda like
the idea of slow death myself.


From: "Daryl Rowan" drowan at hort.cri.nz> on 2000.08.28 at 02:44:52(5314)
Re the 'natural' method of slug control i.e. by hand, this also is a
good game for young children. Mine (8 and 10 years, boys) delight
in crushing the snails underfoot which (snails) are then eaten by
the dog (Black Labrador) removing the mess on the driveway.
Unfortuneately neither dog nor children are keen on the slugs which
occur in about equal numbers.

Alternatively considering the hassles of maintaining both children
and a large dog in the garden, Sluggo might be a better choice.


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