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Product Name: Ortho Bug-Geta Snail & Slug Killer 1-Old Product
EPA Registration Code: 71096-7-239
Form: pellets
Product Category: Landscape/Yard » slug/snail » Insecticide
Pesticides » slug/snail » Molluscicide
Customer Service: 0
Date Entered: 2007-12-11
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Ortho Group, The
Marketed by Scotts Co.
Address: P.O. Box 190
City: Marysville
State: OH
Zip Code: 43040
Telephone Number: 888-295-0671
Toll Free Number: 888-295-0671
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-14
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the (Material) Safety Data Sheet, (M)SDS, prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the (M)SDS. (What is an (M)SDS?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS



IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: CAUTION: Harmful if swallowed. Avoid breathing dust. Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing. Wear Chemical resistant gloves made of waterproof material when applying this product. Wash hands with soap and water after handling and before eating and smoking. This pesticide may be fatal to dogs or other pets if eaten. Dogs may be attracted to this bait. Confine pets during application to prevent them from believing they are being fed. Keep pets out of treated area when bait is present.


EYES: This substance is slightly irritating to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, redness, swelling, and blurred vision.

SKIN: This substance is not expected to cause prolonged or significant skin irritation. INGESTION: Signs and symptoms may be delayed several hours following ingestion. These vary with dose taken and may include, but may not be limited to salivation, elevated body temperature, mental confusion, facial muscle cramps, loss of consciousness, convulsions and coma. Death is due to cyanosis and respiratory failure. Nonfatal poisoning can result in kidney and liver damage and memory loss. Recovery can take several weeks.

INHALATION: This product is expected to have a low degree of inhalation toxicity. Overexposure to the product dust may be irritating to the respiratory tract.

|TARGET ORGANS: Skin, eyes, respiratory, and gastrointestinal tract.

COMMENTS: Metaldehyde may be fatal to dogs or other pets if eaten. Keep pets out of treated area when bait is present. Read product label for proper application and pet protection.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS

No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: No information provided.
First Aid: EYES: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eyes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

SKIN: If on skin or clothing, take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15 to 20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

INGESTION: If swallowed, call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to by a poison control center or doctor. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

INHALATION: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if possible. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.

COMMENTS: See product label for specific First Aid Measures. The above measures are the most conservative - Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice 2001 1, January 2, 2001, and would apply in the event a product label is not immediately available.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 1
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2005-02-01
Handling: HANDLING: READ AND OBSERVE ALL PRECAUTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LABEL. Take precautions to avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Avoid breathing vapors or mist. Mechanical ventilation should be used when handling product in enclosed spaces. Respirator protection not normally required when handling product as directed, but is recommended in the absence of proper ventilation.STORAGE: Read and observe label storage recommendations. Store in original labeled container in a cool, dry, locked place out of reach of children. Keep container tightly closed. Do not store in direct sunlight.
Disposal: Refer to product label for proper disposal. Do not reuse container. Place empty container in trash (recycle where available). Contact local waste disposal service for disposal of partially full container or 1-800-CLEANUP. Never pour product down any drain. Do not reuse empty container. Discard container in trash.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Metaldehyde [BSI:ISO]000108-62-33.25
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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