The Q&A Archives: Slug on my veggies

Question: How can I prevent slugs and caterpillars from getting on my vegetable plants? I'd prefer not to use chemicals.

Answer: Trapping slugs and handpicking caterpillars are the most eco-friendly approaches. Or, you can use an iron based slug bait such as Sluggo, which breaks down into simple iron when it ages to control the slugs. You can apply the botanical Bt (bacillus thuringensis) which is a bacterium that acts as a stomach poison to caterpillars. Best wishes with your garden.

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