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Oleanda | 15:41 Wed 15th May 2019 | Home & Garden
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How do all you good people on here deal with slugs?

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What ever you try, it won't work 100% unless you use chemicals. I find it's impossible to totally stop them, and i personally am against using strong chemicals in the garden.

Natural ways are copper mesh / preventives or traps, to trap them then move them. My friend uses a type of slug preventing gravel in his greenhouse, and that works real well.
Salt it they're on paths, very satisfying watching the result.
Here's what the Royal Horticultural Society has to say on the matter:
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=228#section-3
I use slug pellets but with great care as I have a dog and I also don't want birds eating them.
Sunken jars of beer, and late evening patrols are what I find most effective (See Chris's link for details).
Despite being a virtually organic gardener I do use slug pellets to start with. After any rain when they certainly emerge in droves I go out with secateurs and snip them in half. No I'm definitely not a Buddhist when it comes to slugs versus my veg!
I don’t get many slugs, but I do have a lot of snails. I pick them up and throw them to the other end of the garden.
I live in a very dry area so I dont get many but any slugs I leave for the hedgehogs and any snails I leave for the blackbirds. I detest slug pellets.

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