Monterey Sluggo is a unique blend of iron phosphate, active ingredient, originating from soil, with slug and snail bait additives. It is used as an ingedient in fertilizers. The bait which is not ingested by snails and slugs will degrade and become part of the soil. The bait is attractive to slugs and snails and lures them from their hiding places and plants. Ingestions, even in small amounts, will cause them to cease feeding. This physiological effect of the bait gives immediate protection to the plants even though the slugs and snails may remain in the area. After eating the bait, the slugs and snails cease feeding, become less mobile and begin to die within three to six days. Dead slugs and snails may not be visible as they often crawl away to secluded places to die. Plant protection will be observed in the decrease in plant damage. This product is effective against a wide variety of slugs and snails and will give protection to home lawns, gardens, greenhouses, outdoor ornamentals, vegetable gardens, fruits, berries and citrus. The bait can be scattered on the lawn or on the soil around any vegetables, flowers, fruit trees or bushes to be protected.