3 Ways to Deal With Slugs in Your Garden

Posted on Jul 25 2012 - 1:25am by Mike Lieberman

Slugs. They are nasty.

Creepy. Crawly and slimy.

Not much else to say on them besides they are pretty gross.

But how do you rid them from your garden.

This is what Rita asked me.

She asked, “I am having trouble with slugs and really do not feel comfortable using the slug bait called “snail death” any longer. I have free range chickens and I don’t want them to ingest the slug bait either?Any good solutions?”

Here are 3 ways to rid your garden of slugs

Use cornmeal. Slugs love them some cornmeal and it makes them dead.

All you have to do is put a few tablespoons in a glass jar and put that jar on it’s side close to your container garden.

It will attract the slugs. They will eat it and die. Simple and safe way to kill some slugs.

Use beer. Slugs are known alcoholics and can’t resist beer. Dig a small hole and put a shallow dish in the hole. Fill it with beer.

The slugs will fall into the dish of beer and drown in the beer. I know some people that would love to go that way too.

Slug control products. There are also products that you can buy that are non-toxic and safe to use. Safer Brand has a few options for slug control that you can use.

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