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Ask the Expert offers you the opportunity to ask questions about the evaluation and treatment of snail infestations or for that matter any snail related queries.

You can either email your question to us using the form provided, we will make every effort to respond to you within 24 hours or if you prefer a more personal touch contact us on 023 347 2754 or 071 485 2550 alternatively email us at during office hours.

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Friday - 07h30 till 16h00
Saturday - Closed

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orchard agrikem snail pellet spacer

dusting sulphur distributed by orchard agrikemDusting Sulphur's concentrated formulation contains 98% sulphur. This product with it’s uniform "dust" particle size is proven and used extensively to control fungal diseases and mites on a variety of crops. You can rely on this quality product to protect your crops and plants effectively and economically. Available in 25kg units.

Precautions to keep in mind when using Sluggem

Sluggem Pellets contain Metaldehyde and Carbaryl which; if ingested, is toxic to pets and humans. However, by following the precautions below it is completely safe to use as a control for slugs and snails:

  1. Always follow the directions as it appears on the label.
  2. Store the product secured and safely out of reach of children and animals.
  3. Keep pets out of the area where the pellets are applied until the pellets are no longer visible.
  4. Do not heap pellets when applying to the ground.
  5. Adhere to the recommended dosage rate.
  6. When applying to leafy greens (e.g. lettuce) apply in such a manner that the pellets do not end up trapped amongst the leaves.
  7. For veggies growing below ground, wash them thoroughly before use.
  8. For a more focused approach try to find the spots where slugs and snails hide during the day. They prefer moist and darker areas in the garden. Find these hiding places and concentrate your pellet application around these spots.
  9. Always wash your hands after application.

If you require any further information, please feel free to contact us.

Contact us

We’d love to help. Send us an email using our contact form and an Orchard Agrikem representative will get back to you as soon as possible.

If your enquiry is urgent we recommend calling us on +27 (0)23 347 2754

During 2015 the Nadorcotts were badly affected by snails – the first time ever that we had this type of snail damage on Kruisrivier.

The other cultivars did not seem to attract as many snail