Meta® Metaldehyde is the leading active ingredient against slugs and
snails and specifically targets molluscs.
Slugs and snails can pose significant problems for both the professional
grower of agricultural crops and gardeners. Molluscicidal baits that contain
Lonza`s Meta® active ingredient are an effective way of controlling slug and snail
How Meta® Metaldehyde Works?
acts directly and specifically on the mucous producing cells found only in
slugs and snails. This action is irreversible and results in the death of the
animal. Meta® Metaldehyde causes the mucous cells to secrete large
amounts of mucous, therefore depleting their energy reserves by ultimately
exhausting them. This happens irrespective of the temperature or the amount of
moisture in the local environment. However, at lower temperatures the effect
may occur more slowly.
Over the past few decades,
Meta® Metaldehyde has proved to be a highly efficient molluscicide
for the control of harmful slugs and snails. To provide maximum effect the
active must be incorporated into a high quality bait that ensures palatability
for molluscs as well as long-lasting integrity under humid conditions.
Therefore end-users should look for the Meta® Metaldehyde quality
logo on the product packaging.
Uses of Meta® Metaldehyde
Meta® Metaldehyde can be used in the following areas where slugs or snails cause
problems with damage to crops and plants:
Fruit Growing and
Meta® Metaldehyde based slugs and snails pellets are the product of choice in both
agriculture and domestic gardens. Look for the Meta® Metaldehyde quality logo on the pack
when buying bait pellets. Wholesalers and retailers may contact us at any time
to obtain information about the quality of the metaldehyde pellet products in
Product Stewardship and Commitment
Lonza is committed to ensuring the responsible use of its
products and advocates the use of appropriate doses according to the risks and
within a fully integrated pest management approach. Cultural and other
non-chemical tools can be valuable methods in tackling slug and snail problems
and should be considered before the use of chemical control methods.
Lonza’s combined history, knowledge and commitment
means no one understands slugs, snails and metaldehyde better than Lonza.