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Ortho® Bug-Geta® Snail & Slug Killer

Ortho Bug Geta Snail & Slug Killer

Overview & Benefits

    • Protects gardens from snails and slugs for up to 4 weeks.
    • Remains effective even after rain or watering.
    • Contains Bitrex®
    • Built-in pour spout
    • Not safe for children and pets

Available sizes:

    2 lb. Bag, 4.25 lb. Box, and 8.5 lb. Box
  • How to Use

    Apply directly to the soil beneath plants as listed on label. Do not apply to dry soil. Make applications following irrigation. Do not re-water for 48 hours after application.

  • When to Apply

    Apply according to label directions when first plant damage appears or is anticipated and repeat according to label directions as needed for control. Apply at any time during the day, but evening applications are preferred.

  • How often to apply

    The all weather formula is effective up to 3 to 4 weeks.

  • Where to Use

    For use in listed vegetable and ornamental gardens.

  • Where Not to Use

    Do not use within one foot of vegetable plants or fruit-bearing plants not listed on the label. This product may be injurious to daylilies and clematis. Do not use on these plants.

  • Coverage Area

    4.25 lb box covers 18,700 sq ft 8.5 lb box covers 37,400 sq ft

  • What it Controls

    Insects: Snails and slugs

  • Associated Plants

    Artichoke (perennial and annual)

    Berries: Caneberries (bingleberry, black raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry, dewberry, lowberry, marionberry, olallieberry, red raspberry, youngberry) and other berries (cranberry, currant, elderberry, gooseberry, huckleberry, loganberry, lingonberry, juneberry, salal), Blueberries



    Vegetables: Lettuce, Cole Crops and Other Leafy Greens (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cavalo, broccolo, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mizuna, mustard greens, mustard spinach, rape greens)



  • Cautions

    This pesticide may be harmful to children and fatal to domestic animals if ingested. Exclude children and pets from treated areas until the applied product is no longer visible. For additional precautionary measures, see directions for use and storage and disposal.

  • Packaging

    Bag or box

  • Active Ingredients

    3.25% Metaldehyde

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Problems Treated

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