metaldehyde


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metaldehyde

(mɛtˈældɪˌhaɪd)
n
(Chemistry) a chemical, (CH3CHO)4, that is a polymer of acetaldehyde, used to kill slugs and snails and also as a fuel for portable stoves
Translations
métaldéhyde
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Some slug pellets contain metaldehyde, which is poisonous to dogs.
Well, metaldehyde slug pellets are being banned next year but there are many other ways to keep them at bay, including beer traps, copper tape around pot rims, placing egg shells or other sharp material around vulnerable plants, or by introducing nematodes - natural microscopic organisms, which you apply by diluting them in water then watering them into the soil to kill the slugs underground.
Well, metaldehyde g pellets are being banned next year there are many other ways to keep them at bay, including beer traps, copper tape around pot rims, placing egg shells or other sharp material around vulnerable plants, or by introducing nematodes - natural microscopic organisms, which you apply by diluting them in water then watering them into the soil to kill the slugs underground.
Apparently, a pesticide used in their manufacture, metaldehyde, is to be banned in Britain from 2020.
I hear that plans are afoot in the UK to ban slug pellets containing Metaldehyde from spring 2020.
* Insecticides: The following are listed as the most dangerous forms of pesticides by the Animal Poison Control Center: Snail bait with metaldehyde, fly bait with methomyl, systemic insecticides with the ingredients disyston or disulfoton, mole or gopher bait with zinc phosphide and most forms of rat poison.
| ORGANIC pellets based on iron phosphate are more environmentally friendly than the traditional metaldehyde pellets.
This NERC-funded CASE studentship aims to rectify this problem by developing the application of naturally occurring microbiological degradation as a new solution for metaldehyde contamination.
Slug pellets with metaldehyde can be fatal to cats.
Environmental impact of two molluscicidal: niclosamide and metaldehyde in a rice paddy ecosystem.
Comparison of UV/Ti[O.sub.2] and UV/[H.sub.2][O.sub.2] processes in an annular photoreactor for removal of micropollutants: influence of water parameters on metaldehyde removal, quantum yields and energy consumption, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 138-139: 268-275.