Answer: Both eucalyptus and cypress mulches are reportedly good at deterring insects, with eucalyptus being the more effective. I am not sure about slugs and cutworms specifically. Have you considered spreading diatomaceous earth at the base of your perennials? It is effective at deterring these pests, I have used it in my own garden. Diatomaceous earth consists of the fossilized remains of tiny sea creatures called diatoms. These creatures injure the soft bellies of crawling pests such as slugs and caterpillars. Diatomaceous earth also works by affecting the respiratory systems of some pests (it can also hurt you if inhaled so use caution). <br>Diatomaceous earth is avaiable from Gardener's Supply Co. (firstname.lastname@example.org or ph# 800-863-1700).
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