Is there a risk to birds or small animals?

There is a theoretical risk to granivorous birds and small mammals, which is why stewardship activity has been implemented across the industry – this includes the GROWRIGHT campaign, aimed at encouraging the responsible use of metaldehyde-based slug pellets.

It should be noted that of the 1,684 incidents investigated by the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme between 2008 and 2016 only 41 of the incidents could be related to metaldehyde and none related to wildlife affected by the approved use, storage and disposal of metaldehyde-based slug pellets.


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