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Make a home for wildlife
13 June 2005
Henry Doubleday Research Association has kindly helped us to produce this factsheet. For further information on this or related subjects, please write to:
Ryton Organic Gardens
If you find dead birds in the garden, and suspect that they may have been poisoned by slug pellets they have picked up from somewhere, please report the incident to the Poison Helpline, tel: 0800 321 600. Make sure that you state that you suspect slug pellets as the cause of death.
For information on specific pesticides please contact:
Pesticides Action Network
Euro Link Centre
49 Effra Road
Tel: 020 7274 8895
The RSPB encourages all gardeners to use non-chemical forms of slug control as much as possible. However, in the event of all non-chemical solutions being unsuitable or impractical, the RSPB welcomes and endorses the 'The Slug Pellet Code'. The code is as follows: