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Demand for natural slug controls will continue to grow, despite High Court withdrawal and review of metaldehyde ban, says ecofective

Leading eco-friendly pest control supplier ecofective is pressing ahead with its strategy of bringing pioneering slug control products to market - despite the shock news that the ban on chemical metaldehyde slug pellets has been overturned following a legal technicality.

Following a legal challenge by Chiltern Farm Chemicals, the High Court has decided to withdraw and review DEFRA’s ban on metaldehyde slug controls, which saw retailers clear shelves of metaldehyde-based products by the end of June.

Ecofective’s Head of Sales, Nigel Thompson, said: “The news that metaldehyde could return as a result of this decision is disappointing and flies in the face of growing consumer demand for natural and environmentally friendly pest control products. We know that retailers and consumers are crying out for slug control products that protect precious plants from molluscs without posing a risk to nature or the wider environment - and that is what we will continue to deliver.”