Is it safe to put slug pellets on vegetables?
Keeping this in view, are slug pellets harmful to plants?
Slug pellets and baits contain molluscicides, which are poisonous substances that kill all slugs and snails. These attractants are powerful; that is why slugs and snails prefer eating the pellets instead of plants. At least for a short time, the plants are safe. In the long run, however, pellets cause a lot of harm.
Similarly, should I use slug pellets? It should be remembered that slug pellets are a bait that is used to attract slugs and snails before poisoning them. And the most efficient and effective way to use pellets is to apply them to the soil before the tender young growth begins to appear on ornamental plants and edible crops.
In this way, can I use slug pellets on tomato plants?
The tomato plants seem to be doing well. Does a Slug Bell need a specific type of pellets or can I use these with it? Good: the Eraza pellets use approx. 1/6 (16%) of the metaldehyde that standard snail/slug pellets do to kill these gastropods ("stomachs on feet").
What do slug pellets do?
Metaldehyde kills snails and slugs by causing them to dehydrate. It achieves this by preventing them producing the slimy mucus their bodies are coated in. This, in turn, causes them to swell up and die.