- Author: Cheryl A. Wilen
[From the May 2013 issue of the UC IPM Green Bulletin newsletter]
For the last 30 years, the primary mollusk (snail and slug) baits used in the landscaping industry have been those containing metaldehyde as the active ingredient. About 10 years ago, iron phosphate came on the market and is now also widely used, particularly in areas where people and pets may encounter the molluscicide. Recently a new active ingredient, ferric sodium EDTA, has become available for both home use and professional pest management.
You can find this active ingredient in new formulations.../span>