Spring means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs. Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire or copper flashing as a barrier to repel slugs. The slugs get a small electrical shock when they come in contact with the copper, which sends them elsewhere. The only problem is the copper flashing on the market is sometimes hard to work with.
Now a new product makes using copper to thwart slugs a little easier. Copper Blocker is a 5-inch-wide copper mesh that comes in a 100-foot roll. It can be cut in lengths and staked like a small fence to keep snails and slugs away from the garden. It's strong enough to even keep rodents and rabbits out. Copper Blocker is flexible, easy to set up, and reusable.
For more information on this copper mesh slug control, go to: Lee Valley.
Article published on April 26, 2006.