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3 Ways To Control Slugs & Snails

Do your plants have irregular holes chewed out of the middle of their leaves?

Well, you probably have slugs or snails in your garden.

They hide during the day and come out at night when it's cool. They like rain and moisture. They love hostas and many other kinds of plants. So, go into the garden after dark with a flashlight. Look on the ground near plants and under leaves. With any luck, you'll catch the little buggers red handed!

Here's 3 things you can do to get rid of them.



Slug baits are a really easy method to help control slugs and snails. You simply spread the granules around your affected plants and let them do their work. There are a couple different products to choose from, some only kill the slugs and snails present while others bait them in.



OK, I know this one sounds a little crazy. You can put out a saucer of beer every night (called a slug pub) and wait for them to climb in. The beer attracts them in and drowns them when they fall in. (You may or may not hear them singing songs and laughing too loudly before they die).


#3. Wet Cardboard

You can also put down pieces of moist cardboard for them to hide under. Every day, you lift up the cardboard and scrape them into a bucket of soapy water.


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