Every gardener deals with these slimy invaders day in and day out. Most slugs are omnivores– they can eat nearly everything. However, cucumbers, tomatoes, and wilting lettuce leaves are their favorites. They can also easily pass on salmonella, which leads to severe food poisoning. In this article, you will found out, how to repel and get rid of slugs & snails. In addition you’ll be able to enjoy my organic fruits, and vegetables, healthy and slime free.
7 Ways To Get Rid Of Slugs And Snails
1. Catch with a Hiding Place Trap
Slugs and snails love to hide in dark, wet areas. Find a wet old cloth/towel or a wooden plank and place it near any affected fruit or vegetable plant. The next morning, check the piece of wood or plank and get rid of any slimy invaders.
2. Introduce Natural predators
Birds(robins, blackbirds, thrushes, starlings, rooks, crows, jays, ducks, seagulls, and owls) love eating slugs and snails, if possible you can make your bird box to inhabit birds.
hedgehogs, beetles and toads, are also happy to eat slugs and snails, you can find beetles under fences/fallen branches, garden plants and weeds, and consider yourself lucky to find a hedgehog in your back garden, although some people buy and grow their hedgehogs in the garden.
3. Egg Shells
Crush up many eggshells in little, bearly visible pieces and sprinkle it over the area where slugs and snails are frequently spotted, preferably on the garden soil. Snails and slugs don’t like eggshells because of their sharp edges acting like glass.
4. Ground Coffee
Like the eggshells sprinkle ground coffee around your garden because unlike us, slugs and snails hate the smell of coffee so they won’t go near that area anymore. once the coffee has done its job the coffee will break down and provide nutrients to the plants so it’s a win-win.
Nematodes are soil-dwelling microscopic worms that seek out slugs and stop them from eating your plants within 3 days and then kill them. simply mix them with any water and apply them to the soil. The recommended soil temperature needs to be more than 5°C for the treatment to be effective.
6. Water And Vinegar
One of the easiest methods to get rid of slugs and snails, simply mix a 50-50 solution of water and vinegar and spray it directly on the slugs and snail, the vinegar will kill any slug or snail, but be careful not to spray it directly on any because it’s toxic to vegetation.
7. Hand Picking
The simplest and most effective way to get rid of slugs and snails it to have a little stroll in your garden daily enjoying your plants and if you find a slug or snail, simply pick it up and throw it in your neighbors garden.
Thank you for reading, i hope you will win the battle with the slimy invaders.