Deadline is a soft cream-like material that blends with the color of the soil and is applied by squeezing drops through a flip-top bottle as you walk through your vegetable or flower garden. Deadline contains Metaldehyde and an ingredient which accelerates the reaction to the bait. The chemical attractant is selective toward slugs and snails, and is not appealing to birds, pets, or children. All ingredients will biodegrade and become innocuous parts of the soil. Deadline will not be dissipated, washed away, or reduced in efficiency by rain or watering.