Metaldahyde slug treatments.

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Metaldahyde slug treatments.

Postby peter » Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 pm

Everyone aware that there's only one month to go before these are illegal to sell?
Then one year until they're illegal to use?

Don't be tempted by the bargin prices in DIY Sheds st the moment.

The Metaldahyde active ingredient is toxic to mammals & birds as well as slugs and is incredibly difficult to remove from drinking water. Our local water company did a PR visit yo the Town Council Allotment Site Agents meeting last year and the graph of detection over their area had a whopping great spike in the spring.
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Re: Metaldahyde slug treatments.

Postby Westi » Mon May 20, 2019 8:49 pm

I did use them until this campaign, I started with the blue things , but early on I changed to organic pellets as never knew this before! Only question is how do you stop those that don't understand the harm that could be done (or can only afford the discounted prices)? This is not a fad but real evidence that those critters that rely on the slimy things for dinner suffer more? This campaign needs more exposure! But has to be graphic & upsetting - our control button is desensitised!
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Re: Metaldahyde slug treatments.

Postby Stephen » Tue May 21, 2019 10:46 pm

I will have to check what is in the pellets I have in the shed.
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