The Q&A Archives: Problems With Slugs

Question: Where can I find Diatomateous Earth? Do you sell it? I can't seem to find it anywhere and I was told that this is the best thing for slugs. I have a problem with them in the summer.

Answer: Diatomaceous Earth can be found at most garden centers, it is a powder and is usually shelved with the garden pest control products. It is sprinkled on the soil around the plants and needs to be reapplied after watering or rain moistens it. Slugs can also be trapped in slug traps baited with beer or yeast, hand picked at night when they are active. Avoiding evening watering can also make an area less attractive to them.

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