Molluscicide are usually belonging to three main classes:
Metal salt-based molluscicides are not toxic to higher animals while metaldehyde-based and especially acetylcholinesterase inhibitor-based products are highly toxic and have resulted in many deaths of pets and humans. Some products contain a bittering agent that reduces but does not eliminate the risk of accidental poisoning. Anticholinergic drugs such as atropine can be used as an antidote for acetylcholinesterase inhibitor poisoning. There is no antidote for metaldehyde, the treatment is symptomatic.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES ENCOURAGES HOMEOWNERS TO HELP CONTROL GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAIL POPULATION
Oct 16, 2011; TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 13 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services issued the following news release: The...