Delicia® SLUGGOFF® Lentils Slug and Snail Bait

Delicia® SLUGGOFF® achieves slug control and snail control in wet or dry conditions.

Delicia® SLUGGOFF® lentil baits are so successful because:

A heap of Delicia<sup>®</sup> SLUGGOFF<sup>®</sup> Lentil Baits

The unique patented shape of the Delicia®
SLUGGOFF® Lentil Bait facilitates the bait being
taken into the mouth parts of even small slugs
and snails. This maximises bait effectiveness.

In developing this technology European scientists considered that:

  1. slugs and snails have small mouths and eat by rasping. A flat bait disc is easy for small mouths to eat.
  2. slug and snail density can be very high, therefore a large number of bait stations per/m2 are required.
  3. the ideal bait needs to work well in moist conditions, which is the time of maximum slug and snail activity.
  4. fine tuning the formulation gave a palatable bait.
  5. doubling the dose rate of metaldehyde, from the usual 1.5% (w/w) found in most cheap pellet products, to 3% (w/w), made the bait effective at low application rates.
  6. incorporating the active ingredient throughout the pellet avoids the risk of photodegradation.
  7. adding a bittering agent increased pet safety.
  8. the dust free formulation allows ready application while maximising operator safety.

Slugs and snails are most active in wet conditions and it is well known that traditional pellets work poorly in moist situations. Our European suppliers have developed a highly rain-fast formulation, that can be used at any time, wet or dry. Delicia® SLUGGOFF® Lentil bait is also long-lasting to give some residual crop protection after a single application. Usually only one treatment is required to obtain complete knockdown of slug and snail populations.

SLUGGOFF baits are shaped to fit slug and snail mout parts

A flat bait disc is easy for small mouths to eat.

Delicia® SLUGGOFF® Lentils are a highly palatable, rain-fast bait to control all species of slugs and snails in all crops and under all weather conditions. Yet at the same time it uses less chemical per hectare than other products.

Extensive trials and experience throughout Europe confirm the outstanding performance of this new technology. The product has been widely adopted as the premium approach in Germany, France, England, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, where slugs and snails are significant crop pests.

The benefits of a dust-free formulation and brilliant spreading characteristics help to limit risks to operators, while achieving excellent spreading and minimising aerial or ground application costs.

Delicia® SLUGGOFF® Lentil bait is spread very thinly and should not be applied in heaps. Coupled with the inclusion of a bittering agent, the risks to pets is reduced. However, it is important to avoid placing or storing large quantities where pets have access.

It is for these reasons Delicia® SLUGGOFF® Lentil bait is the biggest innovation in slug and snail management for many years.

Bait availability

SLUGGOFF baits are shaped to fit slug and snail mout parts

A variety of package sizes for all agricultural applications

Delicia® SLUGGOFF® Lentil bait is now available from all leading rural merchants and horticultural product providers.

Packaging includes a variety of sizes for all agricultural applications. Most users appreciate the convenience and safety of the 2, 4 or 8kg resealable pails with tamper-evident lids and the 20kg bags with pourer spouts and carry handles. Aerial operators appreciate the convenience and quick loading capability of the 500kg bulka bags.

SLUGGOFF shaker packs for home use

Delicia® SLUGGOFF® Lentil bait is now approved for use in home garden in convenient shaker packs

Delicia SLUGGOFF lentil baits are the best option for slug control and snail control

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Slug/Snail bait application Cost ($/Ha) at lowest approved label application rate

  • Highly effective innovative bait.
  • Approved in all crops and gardens including vineyards, horticulture, cereals and herbs
  • Approved for aerial, ground and hand application
  • Spreads further than all other products
  • Use just 3kg/ha for broadacre or 6kg/ha for horticulture and gardens
  • Controls all species of SLUGS and SNAILS with proven reductions in crop damage from just a single application
  • High-tech lentil shape formulation for easy ingestion by large and small slugs and snails
  • Lentil shape achieves >100 bait stations per square metre
  • The low use rate gives lower application costs per ha
  • Low application rate applies less total chemical per ha
  • Better time efficiency with less application downtime so lower spreading costs
  • Rainfast to give consistent performance and prolonged protection in all conditions
  • Uniform particle size with no dust enables easy application and maximises handling safety
  • Contains a bittering agent to minimise risk to pets. Do not heap
  • Available in many pack sizes
  • Available from leading merchants
  • No special permits required for purchase or use.

These features mean that the SLUGGOFF® product is highly effective yet achieves the desired slug and snail control while putting less total chemical in the environment.

Animal Control Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd
46-50 Freight Drive
Somerton, Victoria, 3062
Telephone +61 3 9308 9688
Fax +61 3 9308 9622