PESTMASTER SNAIL & SLUG PELLETS

Australia - English - APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority)

Active ingredient:
METALDEHYDE
Available from:
TRIOX PTY. LTD.
INN (International Name):
metaldehyde(15g/kg)
Pharmaceutical form:
PELLET (EG SNAIL BAIT)
Composition:
METALDEHYDE ALDEHYDE Active 15.0 g/kg
Units in package:
1kg; 25kg; 400g; 500g; 500kg; 750g
Class:
A - Agricultural
Manufactured by:
TRIOX
Therapeutic group:
AREAS WHERE SNAILS AND SLUGS CONGREGATE | FLOWERS - SEEDLINGS & MATURE CROPS | POTTED PLANTS - SEEDLINGS & MATURE CROPS | VEGETA
Therapeutic area:
MOLLUSCICIDE
Therapeutic indications:
SLUG | SNAIL | BRADYBAENA SIMILARIS | HELIX ASPERSA | SIGMURETHRA | THEBA PISANA
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 5; Withholding period: WHP: DO NOT harvest edible plants for 7 days after application.; Host/pest details: AREAS WHERE SNAILS AND SLUGS CONGREGATE: [SLUG, SNAIL]; FLOWERS - SEEDLINGS & MATURE CROPS: [SLUG, SNAIL]; POTTED PLANTS - SEEDLINGS & MATURE CROPS: [SLUG, SNAIL]; VEGETABLE - SEEDLINGS & MATURE CROPS: [SLUG, SNAIL]; Poison schedule: 5; Withholding period: ; Host/pest details: AREAS WHERE SNAILS AND SLUGS CONGREGATE: [SLUG, SNAIL]; FLOWERS - SEEDLINGS & MATURE CROPS: [SLUG, SNAIL]; POTTED PLANTS - SEEDLINGS & MATURE CROPS: [SLUG, SNAIL]; VEGETABLE - SEEDLINGS & MATURE CROPS: [SLUG, SNAIL]; For the control of snail and slugs in home gardens &/or in many agricultural and horticultural situations.DO NOT apply to edible plant parts. DO NOT place pellets in heaps. DO NOT place in locations which are accessible to domestic animals, livestock or birds.
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
51102
Authorization date:
2019-07-01

Pestmaster

Snail

&

Slug

Pellets 500kg label -

Printed

Label Size: 350 x 600mm

Front Label

CAUTION

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

Pestmaster®

Snail &

Slug

Pellets

ACTIVE CONSTITUENT: 15g/kg METALDEHYDE

For the control of snails and slugs

many

agricultural and horticultural situations.

Triox Pty

ABN 72 068 446

Approved

6/707 Mt. Alexander

Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Australia

Telephone: 1300 729 354

100% AUSTRALIAN OWNED. MADE

AUSTRALIA

PESTMASTER® and the BITTER LOGO are trade marks of TRIOX PTY L

SAFETY DIRECTIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE

BACK OF BAG

Infopest

Verified

Pestmaster Snail

&

Slug Pellets 500kg label -

Printed Label Siz

350 x 600mm

Back Label

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

RESTRAINTS: DO NOT place pellets

heaps.

CROP/SITUATION

PEST

RATE

CRITICAL COMMENTS

Seedlings and mature

Snails,

5 grams per

Scatter pellets after rain, or water

crops of vegetable and

Slugs

1 square

area to be treated prior to

flowers, potted plants and

meter.

application. Keep away from dogs.

all areas where snails and

Dogs find this bait attractive and it

slugs congregate

may kill them . If pets or livestock

are poisoned contact a Veterinary

Surqeon

USED

ANY PURPOSE,

ANY MANNER, CONTRARY

THIS LABEL UNLESS

. .

AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION

WITHHOLDING PERIOD

DO NOT harvest edible plants for 7 days after application.

PRECAUTION

DO NOT apply to edible plant parts.

PROTECTION

WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEA, AND ENVIRONMENT:

DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or water ways with the chemical or used containers.

PROTECTION OF LIVESTOCK

DO NOT place

locations which are accessible to domestic animals, livestock or birds.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL:

Store

closed, original container

a dry, cool, well ventilated area out

direct sunlight. Store

a locked

room or place away from children, animals, food, feedstuffs or poultry.

Before disposal ensure bag

completely empty

shaking. Puncture and bury empty containers

approved local authority landfill. If

landfill is available, bury the containers below 500mm

a disposal pit specifically marked and set

for this

purpose clear

waterways, desirable vegetations and tree roots. Empty bags and product should not be

burnt.

SAFETY DIRECTION:

Poisonous

swallowed. Wash hands after use.

FIRST

AID:

If poisoning occurs contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126.

INFORMATION LINE:

1300 729 354

APVMA

APPRovAL

NUMBER:

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DOM:

BATCH:

T

RIOX

Pty Ltd

Material Safety Data Sheet – PESTMASTER Snail & Slug Pellets

Issued: 1st March 2008

Page: 1 of 5

Non hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC Australia.

1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND THE

COMPANY/UNDERTAKING

Product name:

PESTMASTER Snail & Slug Bait (Pellets)

Synonyms:

Use: For the control of slugs and snails.

Supplier:

Triox Pty Ltd

ABN:

72 068 066 446

Street Address:

1/707 Mt Alexander Road

Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Telephone:

+ 613 9372 9977

Facsimile:

+ 613 9372 9988

Emergency telephone number:

+613 9372 9977 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)

2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

CHEMICAL

ENTITY CAS NO.

PROPORTION

Inerts (carrier, attractant etc.)

>80%

Metaldehyde tech.

108-62-3

1-3%

Colouring agent

<1%

Denatonium benzoate

3734-33-6

<1%

______

100%

3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Based on available information, this material is not classified as hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC

Australia.

Not classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) for

transport by Road and Rail.

Poisons Schedule (Aust): S5

This material is a Scheduled Poison S5 and must be stored, maintained and used in accordance with any

relevant regulations that may apply in your state or territory.

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre (Phone Australia 131 126).

T

RIOX

Pty Ltd

Material Safety Data Sheet – PESTMASTER Snail & Slug Pellets

Issued: 1st March 2008

Page: 2 of 5

Skin contact: If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with

running water. If irritation occurs seek medical advice.

Inhalation: Remove victim from exposure - avoid becoming a casualty. Remove contaminated clothing and

loosen remaining clothing. Allow patient to assume most comfortable position and keep warm. Keep at rest

until fully recovered. Seek medical advice if effects persist.

Eye contact: If in eyes wash out immediately with water. In all cases of eye contamination it is a sensible

precaution to seek medical advice.

Ingestion: Rinse mouth with water. Give a glass of water to drink. If vomiting occurs give further water.

Seek medical advice.

Notes to physician: Treat symptomatically. For the active constituent metaldehyde:

Effects may be delayed. Remove metaldehyde by gastric lavage with a 2-5% sodium bicarbonate solution

and activated charcoal, effective up to 12-24 hours after swallowing.

5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

Specific hazards: Combustible solid. In common with many organic chemicals, may form flammable dust

clouds in air. For precautions necessary refer to safety data sheet "Dust Explosion Hazards".

Fire fighting further advice: Combustible solid. On burning will emit toxic fumes. Fire fighters to wear

self-contained breathing apparatus if risk of exposure to products of combustion.

Suitable extinguishing media: Water fog (or if unavailable fine water spray), foam, dry agent (carbon

dioxide, dry chemical powder).

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

SMALL SPILLS

Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination. Sweep or vacuum up, but avoid

generating dust. Collect and seal in properly labeled containers or drums for disposal.

LARGE SPILLS

Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination and the inhalation of dust. Work up wind

or increase ventilation. Cover with damp absorbent (inert material, sand or soil). Sweep or vacuum up, but

avoid generating dust. Collect and seal in properly labeled containers or drums for disposal. Wash area

down with detergent and excess water.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling: Avoid skin and eye contact and inhalation of dust.

Storage: Store in the closed original container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

Store in a locked room or place away from children, animals, food, feedstuffs, seed and fertilisers.

This material is a Scheduled Poison S5 and must be stored, maintained and used in accordance with any

relevant regulations that may apply in your state or territory.

T

RIOX

Pty Ltd

Material Safety Data Sheet – PESTMASTER Snail & Slug Pellets

Issued: 1st March 2008

Page: 3 of 5

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

National occupational exposure limits

No value assigned for this specific material by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission

(NOHSC Australia).

Engineering measures: Natural ventilation should be adequate under normal use conditions. Keep

containers closed when not in use.

Personal protection equipment: OVERALLS, SAFETY SHOES, SAFETY GLASSES, GLOVES (Short).

Wear overalls, safety glasses and impervious gloves. Avoid generating and inhaling dusts. If dust exists,

wear dust mask/respirator meeting the requirements of AS/NZS 1715 and AS/NZS 1716. Always wash

hands before smoking, eating, drinking or using the toilet. Wash contaminated clothing and other protective

equipment before storing or re-using.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Form

/

Colour

/

Odour: Green pellets with faint odour of metaldehyde.

Solubility: Sparingly soluble in water. Pellets breakdown in contact with water.

Specific Gravity (20 C)

N Av

Melting Point (C)

N Av

Rel Vapour Density (air=1)

N App

Boiling Point (C)

N App

Vapour Pressure (20 C)

N App

Decomp. Point (C)

N Av

Flash Point (C)

N App

Sublimation Point

N App

Flammability Limits (%)

N Av

N Av

Autoignition Temp (C)

N Av

Viscosity

N App

% Volatile by volume

N Av

Evaporation Rate

N App

Solubility in water(17 C)

200 mg/L* (n-Butyl acetate=1)

* Value for the active constituent metaldehyde.

(Typical values only - consult specification sheet)

N Av = Not available N App = Not applicable

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: No information available.

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

No adverse health effects expected if the product is handled in accordance with this Safety Data Sheet and

the product label. Symptoms or effects that may arise if the product is mishandled and overexposure occurs

are:

Acute Effects

Inhalation: Not normally an inhalation hazard, however if dust is generated, dust may be irritating to the

respiratory tract.

T

RIOX

Pty Ltd

Material Safety Data Sheet – PESTMASTER Snail & Slug Pellets

Issued: 1st March 2008

Page: 4 of 5

Skin contact: Contact with skin may result in irritation.

Eye contact: May be an eye irritant.

Ingestion: Swallowing can result in nausea, abdominal pain and in severe cases of poisoning convulsions.

Long Term Effects: No information available for product.

Acute toxicity / Chronic toxicity

No LD50 data available for product. The components in the proportions present are not considered to

represent a hazard under conditions of good occupational work practice. For the active constituent

metaldehyde:

Oral LD50(rat):

283 mg/kg

Dermal LD50(rat):

2,275 mg/kg

Inhalation LC50(rat):

203 mg/m3/4 hours

SKIN (Rabbit):

Non irritant.

EYE (Rabbit):

Slight Irritant.

Symptoms of metaldehyde poisoning (less than 50 mg/kg) include retching severe vomiting, abdominal pain,

temperature elevation, muscular rigidity, and hyperventilation. At doses more than 100 mg/kg symptoms

include hyperreflexia, convulsions, coma and possible death.

Metaldehyde was not genotoxic when assessed in a number of in vitro and in vivo genotoxicity assays. Long

term toxicity and reproduction study was conducted in rats fed 0, 200, 1000 and 5000 ppm metaldehyde in

the diet. A dose-related development of paralysis was observed in females. Males showed an increase in

liver weights. Metaldehyde did affect reproduction at doses which were toxic to female rats but did not affect

reproduction at doses which were not toxic to female rats. Metaldehyde was not carcinogenic, or teratogenic

at any dose tested.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Avoid contaminating waterways. For the active constituent metaldehyde:

ENVIRONMENTAL FATE, PERSISTENCE AND DEGRADATION

Not readily degradable.

AQUATIC TOXICITY

Harmful to aquatic organisms.

96 hr LC50 (rainbow trout):

75 mg/L

48 hr EC50 (Daphnia magna):

> 90 mg/L

96 hr IC50 (Algae):

76 mg/L

TERRESTRIAL TOXICITY

Oral LD50 (ducks):

1030 mg/kg

Oral LD50 (quail):

181 mg/kg

Low toxicity to earthworms:

LC50 >3500 ppm.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Refer to State/Territory Land Waste Management Authority. Normally suitable for disposal at approved land

waste site.

T

RIOX

Pty Ltd

Material Safety Data Sheet – PESTMASTER Snail & Slug Pellets

Issued: 1st March 2008

Page: 5 of 5

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Road and Rail Transport

Not classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) for

transport by Road and Rail.

Marine Transport

Not classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

(IMDG Code) for transport by sea.

Air Transport

Not classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Dangerous Goods Regulations for transport by air.

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Based on available information, this material is not classified as hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC

Australia.

Poisons Schedule (Aust): S5

All the constituents of this material are listed on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS).

16. OTHER INFORMATION

This Material Safety Data Sheet has been prepared by Triox Pty Ltd.

Material Safety Data Sheets are updated frequently. Please ensure that you have a current copy.

This MSDS summarises at the date of issue our best knowledge of the health and safety hazard information

of the product, and in particular how to safely handle and use the product in the workplace. Since Triox Pty

Ltd cannot anticipate or control the conditions under which the product may be used, each user must, prior to

usage, review this MSDS in the context of how the user intends to handle and use the product in the

workplace.

If clarification or further information is needed to ensure that an appropriate assessment can be made, the

user should contact this company.

Our responsibility for product as sold is subject to our standard terms and conditions, a copy of which is sent

to our customers and is also available upon request.

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