Name of Product: Neudorff Sluggo Slug and Snail Killer in a 1kg shaker box.
The Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.co.uk
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 11.7 x 22.7 cm
Shipping Weight: 1.06kg
My Rating: 9.5/10
In this review Neudorff Slug and snail killer will be discussed and it suitability to container gardening.Everybody who has a garden no matter if it is a container garden or not, will know what a pest slug and snails can be, One day your prize-winning lettuce is there, the next these slime producers have eaten the whole thing. You have forgotten to protect them and have given slugs and snail a free meal.
In past posts, I have talked about the protection that can be used in container gardens from using grit, copper tapes, beer traps and yes, slug pellets, which will be reviewed in this article.
I have also written an article concerning container plants that offer some resistance to attacks from slugs and snails, which is a good alternative to using chemical means.
We as a society are becoming more aware of the effect chemicals have on our environment. This is why in Europe under a directive, the familiar blue metaldehyde pellets have been withdrawn, as it has been banned from spring 2020 under this directive.
The reason for this is not because we have all become freedom fighters for slug and snails so that their rights are protected. The reason why is that metaldehyde can be consumed by birds, hedgehogs, dogs, and cats causing them harm.
Bad for slugs and snails but bad also for pets and wildlife. You are now reduced to using other chemical means but what is out there?
WHAT IS NEUDORFF SLUG AND SNAIL KILLER?
This is a natural product manufactured by a German manufacturer, who take pride in minimizing their impact on the environment. They do this by using renewable energy in their production plants. A green company with good street cred.
As said previously you could attract natural predators such as birds, hedgehogs, frogs, and even shrews to feast on these slimy garden visitors. This is not reliable and this is where Neudorff Slug and Snail Killer comes into play.
Have you noticed that slugs and snails come out to play when it is raining or after it has rained?
This is that slugs and snails need to consume a lot of water to produce their slime so that they can move along. This explains why slugs and snails often hide in damp, shady places. This is why they are not often seen during the day.
Slug and snail pellets will not be enough on their own but you will also have to:
- Water only in the morning as the little darlings will not get hydrated before their feeding time.
- Place barriers in front of plants, such as grit, stone, coffee etc.
- Break up the compost in the containers so to expose hidden slugs and snails, and their hidden egg sacs.
- Use container plants that the snail and slugs do not like to consume. You can find more about this here.
If you do these 4 things and use Neudorff slug and snail pellets, you should be in control of the problem. It will not totally go away but the pests will become less of a menace.
WHAT IS IN NEUDORFF SLUG AND SNAIL KILLER?
The main ingredient in this product is ferric phosphate, which is a naturally occurring salt found in minerals. The product is digested by the slug and snails, which then suppresses their appetite, where the slime producers then crawl back to their hiding place to die.
Once the slug and snails have digested the pellets they will no longer be visible, as they die underground where they will quickly decompose. In this way, there is no threat to birds, hedgehogs, cats, dogs or other beneficial insects and animals.
You have no need to worry about excessive pellets, as they will break down to give plants two beneficial nutrients- iron and phosphorous. This means no residue will be left behind.
For the product to be effective, it is not enough to spread it thinly around the plant, or by making a circular pellet fort around the plant. This is not good as the slugs and snails will cut through the protective barrier to get to their prize. It is best to sprinkle a liberal amount around the plant in the container and around the perimeter on the outside of the container. This will most certainly stop them in their tracks.
One of the best features of the product is that rainwater will not wash it away. Instead, the product will swell slightly.
- For 1kg this product is relatively cheap.
- Slime tracks and dead slugs will not be visible any longer.
- Can be used with all container plants. No matter if it containers edibles or ornamentals.
- Resistant to rainwater as it uses innovative bait technology.
- Will decompose in your container to give additional feed to your plants, and nothing goes to waste.
- It is an organic product.
- Will not harm or hurt pets, wildlife, or beneficial insects.
- You will not need to apply frequently, only when the product is no longer visible.
- It is so good that you will probably not have enough. You can buy a 2 kg version here, which will last a little bit longer.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE NEUDORFF SLUG AND SNAIL KILLER?
It is a constant battle to keep slugs and snails in your garden under control. It is a battle that must occur every year and can never be said to be won, but with this product, the battle can be swayed to your way.
This is a product that I swear by and recommend for you to use. If you want to buy it, you can here.
As ever if you want to make a comment or you have a question that a slug or snail does not want to hear, please do so in the box below.
Remember, be peaceful and keep the slugs at bay.