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metaldehyde

[me′tal·də‚hīd]
(organic chemistry)
(CH3CHO)n White acetaldehyde-polymer prisms; soluble in organic solvents, insoluble in water; used as a pesticide or fuel.
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Metaldehyde is the pesticide that most often causes risks to drinking water sources, especially in the autumn.
The Global and Chinese Metaldehyde Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global metaldehyde industry with a focus on the Chinese situation.
Speaking to Gulf News, Gubran emphasised that Strychnine is a pesticide that has been banned by the Ministry of Environment and Water, while Metaldehyde is a restricted molluscicide -- not pesticide -- that is used against slugs, snails and other gastropod pests.
Two of the products tested, Durham granules and Slugfest, contained greater than 4% metaldehyde.
5 and 5G insecticides; Force 3G SmartBox Insecticide; Blocker 4F fungicide; Evital 5G herbicide; Ambush 25W insecticide; Bolster 15G nematicide; Durham and Deadline metaldehyde molluscicides; Ecozin natural insect growth regulator; Folex 6EC defoliant; Bac-Master fungicide; Amid-thin; Fruitone; K-Salt; Fruit Fix plant growth regulators; Citrus Fix and Hivol 44 plant growth regulators; Dibrom Concentrate and Trumpet EC public health insecticides; Pest Strips; sustained release insecticide; Discipline 2EC insecticide; Wisdom .
Your garden will have its own natural predators including birds and hedgehogs but effective control of slugs is simple and cost-effective with metaldehyde slug pellets Independent research has failed to find any evidence of slug pellets causing harm to seed feeding birds such as house sparrows.
Pellets contain metaldehyde so always read the label.
Sluggo and Escar-go are iron phosphate baits that are more expensive but less toxic than the more common metaldehyde baits.
Most slug pellets contain metaldehyde and methiocarb, which are a dangerous to mammals - including humans.
Leading pellets available in the UK, such as Bio Slug Mini-Pellets and Doff "Slugoids" mini-pellets, contain the active ingredient metaldehyde which targets slugs and snails specifically.
Beer traps, handpicking, and bait containing metaldehyde or mesurol are all effective in slug-prone plantings.