AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation has introduced Deadline GT, a newly designed molluscicide, a pellet for the control of slugs and snails.
Deadline has been granted a federal registration from the Environmental Protection Agency. State registrations have been granted in the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
State registrations are pending in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York.
The active ingredient in Deadline GT, metaldehyde, was one of the first products distributed by the company nearly 50 years ago.
Deadline GT is designed for faster acting pest control. Research has shown slugs find Deadline GT pellets faster than other pelleted bait formulations. Additionally, when moistened Deadline GT become soft and increase in size by 80 percent it makes them more palatable to snails and slugs; facilitating faster acting control.
Consistent pellet design offers more desirable spreading characteristics. Small, hard pellets are more uniform in size, making product application more consistent across the field, and providing a larger number of baiting points.
Deadline GT pellets absorb moisture effectively. Deadline pellets maintain their structure when moist and re-harden as the field dries. Whenever moisture is present, the pellet repeats the cycle of softening and becoming more palatable once again.
This resilience in moist conditions allows Deadline GT to provide maximum longevity. A single application of Deadline GT lasts longer and provides better control.