I've just learned that regular Sluggo doesn't work against pill bugs and earwigs. The ingredient used in Sluggo Plus is Sevin. Sevin can kill beneficial bugs as well as the boogers I’m trying to control. It has been suggested a water feature should be introduced into the garden. This will encourage beneficial insects as well as toads. Thanks to Chiot’s Run for alerting me to items left off of labels such as the hazards caused to beneficials. For now, my regular Sluggo will be kept in the garden shed. Now I need to introduce a water feature and some toads. Perhaps I’ll hire some neighborhood kids to wrangle up some toads for me.
I’m thinking of using Sluggo Plus to bring down the population of earwigs and, most especially, pill bugs in my garden. Generally, I would leave these terrorists alone; but since my entire late crop of lettuce, beets, and carrots has been wiped out something needs to be done before summer growing gets into full swing. If no one stops with with a screaming e-mail or negative comment, then this stuff is going down on Saturday.