Escar-Go!™ Slug & Snail
Now, nature’s secret slug control is available to home
lures slugs with a naturally-occurring substance, then
kills them within days.
Signature Product. Escar-Go! is a unique
blend of iron phosphate (it occurs naturally in soil)
and a bait that lures slugs and snails away from their
Repeated studies have shown that these
slimy mollusks will eat Escar-Go! before they will eat
nearby plants. As soon as slugs and snails ingest even
a small amount of Escar-Go!, they stop feeding and begin
to die within 3 to 6 days. You may not see the dead
slugs and snails in your garden because they often crawl
away to secluded places to die. But you will notice
that your plants are no longer being eaten!
Because Escar-Go! actually lures snails and slugs from
their hiding places, it provides control in any area
that slugs frequent–even in mulched beds.
Slugs Work Under Cover
Slugs and snails normally feed at night, and young garden
seedlings and transplants are among their favorite meals.
Healthy, promising seedlings can vanish overnight, and
by the time you figure out what happened, the culprits
are gone. (Only 5% of the slug population is aboveground
at any one time. The other 95% is underground, digesting
your seedlings, laying eggs and feeding on roots and
seed sprouts.) As a result, slugs get away with “plant
murder”…and cutworms often get the blame.
Better than Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous earth (D.E.) has been widely used for organic
slug control, but it’s far from ideal. You have to reapply
it after every rain. And even so, the results are spotty.
We’ve seen slugs actually “slime” their way
right over a pile of D.E. to get to the plants they
But Escar-Go! controls slugs as well as,
or better than, D.E. and other slug and snail remedies,
including the standard chemical controls. Test after
test, here and in Europe, has proven it.
Can be Used Around Pets and Wildlife
Scatter Escar-Go! granules on the soil around or near
the plants to be protected. Apply particularly in damp
places around beans, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, celery
and squash and other areas favored by snails and slugs:
rockeries, hedges, dichondra lawns, home citrus groves,
ivy and other ground covers, where they obtain shelter
Evening is the best time to apply Escar-Go!
because slugs and snails travel and feed mostly at night
or in the early morning. If the soil is dry, wet it
before applying. Apply evenly at about 1 lb. per 1,000
sq. ft. (That’s about 1 level teaspoonful per square
yard.) Reapply when you see that the bait has been consumed,
or at least every two weeks. Apply more heavily if the
infestation is severe, if the area is heavily watered
or after long periods of heavy rain. Any Escar-Go! that
isn’t eaten will degrade and become part of your garden
soil. Naturally, you don’t have to worry about secondary
poisoning of pets or wildlife.
Use Escar-Go! to protect lettuce,
tomatoes, chard, cabbage, squash, corn and other vegetables
from slug and snail damage. May also be used in the
home orchard, in the berry patch, around hostas and
other ornamentals and on lawns. In home greenhouses,
may be applied to the soil in plant pots or around greenhouse