Can Be Used Around Pets & Wildlife! Kills Slugs & Snails Garden Safe brand Slug & Snail Bait is a unique blend of an iron phosphate active ingredient, originating from soil, with slug and snail bait additives. After eating the bait, the slugs and snails cease feeding, become less mobile and begin to die within three to six days. 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, citrus and crop plants. The bait can be scattered on the lawn or on the soil around any vegetable plants, flowers or fruit trees or bushes to be protected.