The Q&A Archives: slugs

Question: How can I get rid of slugs on my plants and in my garden bed?

Answer: Slugs can be handled in a number of ways. One is to handpick them in the evening and drop them into soapy water. Another is to trap them using slug traps baited with beer. Another is to use one of the baits based on iron phosphate such as Sluggo, follow the label directions for how to use it. Yet another is to disturb the soil surface and mulch in late winter to early spring to try to expose overwintering to the cold. Finally, avoid watering in the evening as they like a damp environment.

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