Ortho 'ecosense brand*' slug killer?
I normally don't have slug damage significant enough to use any type of control, but baby slugs are doing a number on my runner beans. They are ignoring the beer. I haven't been able to get to my regular gardening store before they close at night, so in desperation I bought the Ortho product at Home Depot.
Even the name Ortho makes me cringe, but the active ingredient is 1.0% Iron Phosphate. Unfortunately, the "other ingredients" (99%) aren't listed. What really has me concerned (other than the whole Ortho/Scotts thing) is the little asterisk by Ecosense Brand* which leads to "*not intended to imply environmental safety either alone or compared to other products". Cute, aye? I hate Ortho. While it says "can be used around pets and wildlife" (note: it doesn't say that it would be SAFE, just that you can use it), it also says "Keep out of reach of children".
So, do I use it or just let the slugs have the beans for now? Any one know if this product is organic (or not)?