Battling Pesky Garden Bugs: My Worst Three

By DaisyRyder
June 24, 2017

There are subtle things in nature we overlook when cultivating our own gardens. We know what we want and what we want to grow but a garden based solely on desire will have its flaws. To grow a healthy ecosystem, we have to take a few notes from the wild. Incorporating knowledge in a desire makes dreams a reality.

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Jun 24, 2017 7:37 AM CST
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Sierra Vista, AZ
Not a perfect solution, but I find that birds help get rid of many types of bugs, not all, but some. I put out just enough bird feed to bring them in for entertainment, once the feeds gone they usually stay around for awhile looking for other things to eat.

Also for slugs try beer traps or seaweed as a deterrent.

Good luck
Jun 24, 2017 7:03 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Excellent article! Though possums seem useless, they are very good at uncovering/ eating snail/ slugs , and grubs.
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Jun 25, 2017 7:05 AM CST
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Sierra Vista, AZ
I hear crushed egg shells are good for keeping slugs away from plants, they don't like slithering over the sharp edges of the shell.

Some say, that hemp rope works too, it tickles their belly. May be worth a try, however their tiny laughter at night my be too much. Rolling on the floor laughing
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