Slugs in the garden - how to get rid of
Slugs in the garden are very dangerous because they are omnivorous. All leaf crops suffer greatly from them: gastropods make huge holes in the leaves, and if there are many pests, then little remains of the leaves.
We will tell you about how to expel slugs from the site in our article.
Slugs in the vegetable garden
Mollusks especially love to feast on young greens. A delicacy for slugs are crops such as cabbage, beets, carrots and lettuce, and from berries they prefer raspberries and strawberries, although they do not disdain tulip bulbs. You may not even see the pests themselves, since they prefer to hunt for food at night, and during the day they wait in a shelter. However, if you find glowing trails on the ground or on plants, and small holes on the leaves, then it's time to act.
If the site is small and there are few plants on it, you can completely do with the collection of pests by hand. They are harvested early in the morning, before the night moisture has evaporated.
Methods of dealing with shellfish are quite available for every gardener.
In the photo: Invasion of slugs
Ways to deal with slugs
Traps that attract slug-attracting foods have proven themselves well:
- beer: any deep dish is filled 1/3 with beer and buried in places of the greatest accumulation of pests so that the edges of the container barely rise above the soil level;
- curdled milk or serum: the trap is prepared as in the case of beer;
- cabbage leaves or beet tops: in the evenings, leaves are laid out on the site, having previously soaked them in beer, in liquid fermented milk products or in fermented jam;
- wet pieces of wood, cardboard, plywood, stones, burlap are laid out throughout the garden. Slugs love such shelters and hide under them, and when they slide down there, you can collect them;
- the remains of vegetables and fruits: slightly rotten products are laid out in the evening throughout the entire area, and slugs are collected from them early in the morning.
Installation of barriers
Barriers are placed around plantings or around the perimeter of the entire site. The width of the obstruction strip should be about 20 cm:
- sawdust, bark, husk of cereals, pine needles, brick chips, ash are poured around the site. The disadvantage of such a barrier is that it is only effective in dry and calm weather;
- long troughs with water are located between the beds, in which slugs drown;
- ordinary nettles can be laid out in the aisles: slugs are afraid of its small dry thorns;
- horseradish leaves and roots scattered throughout the site greatly impede the movement of pests;
- a barrier can be created by sprinkling a strip of crushed eggshell around the perimeter of the site.
From any of them, you can make an infusion repelling pests: pour 1 kg of chopped plants with a bucket of boiling water and insist for a day, then strain and spray with the infusion of the plants and the soil under them, and spread the steamed residues over the site.
Attracting biological enemies of slugs
For some representatives of the fauna, slugs are food.
They feed on shellfish:
- hedgehogs and moles;
- ground beetles, which can be attracted to the site by planting dill, caraway seeds and fennel;
- nematode is a type of parasite that can kill slugs.
Photo: Ground beetle
You need to try to attract natural enemies of shellfish to your site, but only those that themselves will not harm your plants.
Correct agricultural techniques - prevention against slugs
Since slugs love wet and dark places, be sure to inspect the nooks and crannies in your garden. Remove weeds regularly, do not accumulate debris on the site, do not allow piles of stones or branches to appear. Keep order and outside the site, do not allow clutter and rotting of plant residues. In the event of a slug infestation, the compost bin should be checked: the environment inside is ideal for pest breeding.
Positive results in the fight against slugs can be achieved only by combining preventive and deterrent measures. And do not rest on your laurels, getting rid of slugs: tomorrow they may appear again.
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How to get rid of slugs in the garden
Sometimes good weather not only pleases summer residents with warm days, but also promotes the reproduction of garden pests. If autumn generously rewarded gardeners with an abundance of precipitation, but summer turned out to be extremely warm and rainy, then you can expect such insects as slugs to visit.
Slugs: how to fight
Carefully inspect the site, if the number of slugs turned out to be small, you can dwell on a mechanical method of struggle. Since slugs are known to be moisture-loving, use this trait against them. In different corners of the site, lay out rags, boards, sheets of iron. Here, the hated slugs will find themselves a daytime refuge, where they are easy to collect and destroy.
IMPORTANT Timely remove from the beds, mow the grass stand around the vegetable garden and orchard. This simple technique not only reduces the food supply of slugs, but takes away from the pests a place where they can "rest" in the daytime, waiting for the coolness of the night.
Since the soil is a safe haven for slugs during the colder months, it is very important to dig up the soil in late autumn. This will exclude comfortable wintering of adults and egg-laying: they will die during the winter cold.
Early spring digging is no less useful, exposing clutches of slug eggs (they will be destroyed by the sun's rays). A waterlogged area is an ideal habitat for this mollusk, so a good drainage system will be required here.
An important measure to prevent the appearance of slugs on the site is the early planting of seedlings of vegetable crops, in particular cabbage. Grown up and matured plants are more resistant to this pest. A good result is obtained by mulching vegetable beds with needles, coarse sand, sawdust, crushed eggshells, straw and other organic matter, which greatly complicates the movement of slugs. In a small garden, you can apply mulch from dry crushed leaves and stalks of nettles. It is laid out around the plants. For slugs, they are comfortable in thickened plantings of vegetable crops, so it is necessary to thin out the plants in a timely manner.
How to deal with slugs in the garden?
There are many ways to kill slugs, scare them away or prevent them from appearing. The methods of struggle are divided into:
- natural, often folk remedies
Consider the most effective ways to fight.
Fighting slugs in the garden using folk methods can be quite effective. On house plots, in home gardens, it is advisable to first use natural methods that are harmless to the environment and people. Chemicals and poisons are heavy artillery, we'll come back to it later. Consider various slug traps and other folk remedies to help you get rid of the slippery gluttony.
Slaked lime traps
One of the best folk remedies for fighting slugs and snails is slaked lime. In the evening, next to the plants, it is worth pouring slaked lime "paths". The method can be repeated 2-3 times with an interval of one hour. Slaking lime on contact with the body of the mollusk causes burns and death. The average dose is about 3-4 kg per 100 square meters.
Snails can be caught by placing traps in their feeding areas. It is enough to create a shelter of branches and leaves, where the snails will hide during the day, then catch and remove them from the garden. In the fight, various types of traps can be useful - in the form of boards or tiles, located in a quiet place, under which baits are placed on wet soil.
Snails attracted to these sites must be systematically collected and destroyed. Traps are evenly distributed in snail-controlled areas approximately every 1.5-2 meters and checked at 2- to 3-day intervals. The areas where the traps are installed must be kept constantly moist, therefore it is recommended to periodically spray them with water.
It is worth additionally using a special snail bait. This could be:
- bait purchased from garden centers
- natural bait: chopped vegetables - carrots, beets, lettuce
- An interesting idea is to dig containers containing beer into the ground, serving as a treat for snails. Use large containers so that the snails drown in them.
Spraying plants with a liquid infusion of wormwood repels pests. The drug is prepared as follows:
- chop wormwood
- pour wormwood with water in a ratio of 1: 5 or 1:10 (for example, 0.5 kg of wormwood per 5 liters of water)
- the infusion is stirred every 1-2 days
- after 3-4 weeks the infusion is fermented and ready for use.
Using a spray bottle, an infusion of wormwood is applied to the surface of the leaves of the plant, thereby protecting it from snails and other pests.
Plants that repel snails
It is a good idea when slugs appear in your garden to deal with the use of plants, nasty or repulsive snails.
This allows the snails to avoid the places in the garden where they grow, leaving the rest of the plants alone. These include:
Alternative ways to get slugs out are manual collection, elimination, or release in remote areas. When collecting, it is worth using baits:
Chemical preparations for snails
If natural methods don't work, especially during a rainy summer, chemicals will have to be applied. The fight against slugs becomes more effective with the use of chemicals.
Some of the drugs are listed below:
- In the fight against slugs, carbamate insecticides will help. These are preparations in the form of granules that spill out into the feeding areas of snails or into their daily hiding places. For example, mesurol (Bayer Mesurol Alimax 02 Rb) is a molluscicide that comes into contact with the stomach of a snail in granular form. The drug is scattered in places where pests eat - in vegetable beds. The composition can be used at low temperatures. It reacts quickly enough to deprive the snails of mucus. A one-time use of such molluscicides is not effective because the eggs have a good chance of survival, so the chemical measures to get rid of the slugs must be repeated several times. Note: the drug has a third class toxicity - harmful to humans, warm-blooded animals.
- The English drug Nemaslug - contains nematodes that enter the body of snails, causing them to die slowly. Snails stop feeding 3-5 days after the attack of nematodes, and die after 1-2 weeks. The drug is used for watering or spraying plants. In the body of an infected snail, new generations of infecting nematodes multiply, which quickly spread in the ground in search of new victims. To achieve full effectiveness, it is recommended to maintain the moisture content of the substrate for 7-14 days. Processing is repeated if necessary. Usually 2-3 times a season is enough to keep the snail population at a safe level for plants.
- Anti-slip gel 1000 ml / Unichem - odorless. The drug is applied around the plants. This creates a durable coating that protects against slugs.
The best reviewed slug-killing effects come from using molluscicides in the afternoon or evening. To protect plants in greenhouses against snails, the preparations should be applied around greenhouses and tunnels.
Attention! These slug repellents are not neutral for the environment, especially fauna, so use extra care and follow label recommendations. Also, due to the relatively high costs of this procedure, it is recommended to use drugs in limited quantities - for direct plant protection.
Use of mineral fertilizers
The use of mineral fertilizers will help in getting rid of slugs:
- quicklime (in doses of 4 kg / 1 hundred square meters)
- superphosphate (in a dose that depends on the needs of the plant).
Fertilizers are scattered in the evening, when the snails begin to crawl out of their shelters. Fertilizers can be poured onto flower beds at 1 hour intervals. Slugs in contact with these substances die as a result of dehydration of the body - this is due to the release of a large amount of mucus, which is necessary to get rid of fertilizers.
Such an operation should not be carried out in rainy weather, because then it will not bring the expected result. Currently, this method is rarely used due to the availability of new effective molluscicides on the market.
The most common and convenient option is a plastic cup buried in the ground with beer or milk on the bottom. Its edges should protrude slightly above the ground so that insects do not fall there. It is better if there is a roof on top from rain and sun. Another simple option is to put half of the eaten grapefruit on the ground in the evening, and in the morning to discard it along with the gathered slugs.
You can choose traps and chemicals for fighting slugs and snails in our catalog, which combines the offers of large garden online stores. View a selection and choose remedies for slugs.
How to deal with slugs in the garden
There are many effective control methods that will help get rid of unwanted settlers in your garden beds. But all known methods are mainly aimed at creating the most unfavorable living conditions for mollusks. Timely prevention plays a huge role in this process, which should be started in early spring before planting seedlings. Let's consider in detail the most popular methods.
This is the easiest, albeit unpleasant, way to fight parasites. It is best to collect gastropods in the morning, when they have not yet had time to hide in the wet shade. Slugs love:
- wood and metal surfaces
- the bottom of the porch
- hoses and watering cans.
They hide in cabbage roots and in strawberry rosettes. Of course, the process of collecting how many creatures is not very pleasant, but the sooner you start collecting them, the faster you will be able to evict uninvited guests from the site.
Traps and baits
In the fight against garden pests, special devices help: traps and baits. You can make them from any material at hand, but such homemade products are an excellent alternative to manually collecting slugs. Traps are set in the late afternoon or afternoon in places where mollusks like to rest after a night raid on the beds. When the parasites gather again in the next campaign in search of food, they will surely fall into the prepared trap.
An overview of the most effective traps:
- Ancillary material. To build a trap, you will need cardboard, pieces of slate, trim boards, linoleum remnants, cabbage leaves and burdock. At the site of the ambush, the ground should not be watered for several days. Then moisten the area abundantly and spread out all the inventory listed. An accumulation of slugs will be found in the morning. All that remains is to collect them and then destroy them.
- A similar bait is prepared from pieces of roofing material and burdock leaves. In the early morning, you can collect pests, after putting on gloves, since the mucus secreted by shellfish is poorly washed off. You can use tweezers to make the task easier.
- Beer traps are the most popular method for controlling gastropod parasites. Little gluttons love the smell of fermentation. You can use any auxiliary materials by dampening them with a foamy drink. Alternatively, take several plastic bottles, cut off the neck, pour a little beer into each vessel. Then bury the prepared baits in different places so that the mollusks can get into the prepared trap. They will no longer be able to get out into the wild. Some summer residents use kvass, any juice, syrups or fermented compote instead of beer. An important point: the beer trap cannot be set during the day, as beneficial insects can fall on the bait. Disposable plastic cups can be used as a vessel.
- The bait with kefir is prepared in a similar way. The sour smell attracts parasites, so they easily fall for a deceptive treat.
- Fruit traps can be prepared from watermelon or pumpkin rinds. Slugs love the smell of citrus fruits and melons. The method for preparing the bait is extremely simple: first, a hole is made in the pieces of the peel from the fruit, and then the traps are placed on the site. It is important to place them skinned up.
- A corn trap is made from any cereal product: flour or cereal. In this case, the same technique is used: the bait is poured into several cans or plastic bottles with the neck cut off. Then these containers are buried in several places on the site in an inclined position so that the insatiable mollusks can freely enter them. Slug corn is a deadly treat. Therefore, by the morning, the bank will be filled with dead invertebrates, which will need to be taken away from the site and disposed of.
- Scent traps work well against slugs too. They can be done in greenhouses and basements, and not only in the garden. Molluscs do not tolerate the smell of lavender, laurel, sage, rosemary and other spices. Therefore, you can lay out baits with spices next to cultivated plants, and it is better to plant them around the perimeter or in the aisle of the beds.
What to do with slugs
Every summer resident asks himself this question after collecting the "harvest" of pests. The most humane method is to carry it away from home to the forest and bury it. But if there are chickens or any other poultry on the farm, it is better to give the catch to the birds. Another way to get rid of pests is to throw them into a body of water. Local fish will gladly accept such a tasty gift.
This pest control technique consists in blocking the path of gastropod parasites using available materials. For this purpose, you can use:
- wood ash
- coffee grounds
- dry mustard
- crushed snail shells and other rough and sharp materials.
First, along the perimeter of the site and between the beds, they make narrow trenches in the ground at a distance of about 10–20 cm. If berry bushes and fruit trees need to be saved from slugs, then a shaft of sand can be poured near each object.
Water works well as a protective barrier if long containers (grooves) are filled with it and placed close to the beds. Once in the water, the mollusks die immediately.
Some summer residents use copper wire against pests. It is known that this metal conducts electrical discharges well. To destroy the parasites, it is necessary to bury the wire in the ground, then, upon contact with the metal, the mollusk will certainly receive a portion of the electric discharge.
Good to know: such "cordons" will not only help in the fight against slugs, but also have a detrimental effect on insects.
Methods for dealing with the use of chemicals work flawlessly and always with good results. But there is always a risk that, in addition to the destroyed enemies of the crop, a blow will be inflicted on the soil and cultivated plants. Therefore, the use of such drugs must be treated very carefully. And the main thing is to choose proven and less dangerous options. Experts recommend purchasing products based on the pesticide metaldehyde. The most popular drugs are the products "Thunderstorm" and "Slizneed". Both products are available in the form of granules and powder concentrate, which is very convenient for use.
How to apply chemicals:
- The principle of the "Thunderstorm" is to attract shellfish. They simply eat the drug, and die a few hours after the meal. You need to use granules or powder no later than three weeks before harvesting garden crops. The drug is scattered between the beds in the calculation: 15–20 g of the poisonous product per 5 m². A more economical use case can be applied, that is, point distribution of the product. But in any case, an impenetrable barrier for slugs will be created.
- The method of using "Slime-Eater" is similar. Processing should be carried out in places where there is a large accumulation of shellfish. The last treatment can only be carried out during the period of fruit formation, and the crop in this area is allowed to be harvested only 21 days after the pest control measure.
- Means "Ulicid" is less toxic than the drugs described above. Its main active ingredient is iron phosphate. The preparation is produced in the form of blue or bluish granules, which are also used to treat places attractive for the mollusk. The calculation of the drug is made according to the same formula that applies to products based on the pesticide metaldehyde. The advantage of "Ulicid" is that, unlike "Thunderstorms" and "Slug-Eater", it is safe for poultry and pets.
An important point! Chemicals can be used only when other options for dealing with slugs do not work. After each treatment, hands should be thoroughly washed with soap and water so that toxic substances do not enter the body. With frequent use of chemicals, there is a risk that hazardous to health components will enter fruits and vegetables through the soil.
Many effective ways to combat garden pests are offered by experienced gardeners and gardeners. Folk methods have confirmed their effectiveness in practice. In addition, they were all designed to minimize possible harm to humans and beneficial plants.
We offer the best recipes from the folk encyclopedia:
Hot pepper decoction
To prepare a killer composition, you need to take several pods of hot peppers. Dry and then grind the pods. You should get 1/2 kg of sharp powder, which should be poured with a bucket of water. The pepper solution should be infused for two days, then it must be boiled and insisted for another two days. This volume of broth is enough for several treatments. But you need to store the finished composition in a warm place.
Use a product for spraying garden and horticultural crops. You need to carry out processing twice: before and after flowering. And for the first time, the working solution is prepared according to the scheme: for a bucket of water, 0.5 liters of pepper decoction and 1/2 glass of liquid soap.
For the second treatment, a solution of a weaker concentration is prepared.
Helpful advice: dry pepper can be added to any soil mulching compound.
Potassium salt solution treatment
This method is very popular in the CIS countries. It is simple and economical. To prepare the working composition, you will need a bucket (10 liters) of water and 1 kg of salt. To achieve the maximum effect, it is advisable to carry out two treatments of plants during the day. Since shellfish are protected by mucus secreted by them, the salt solution has a detrimental effect on the function of their glands.
Dusting crops and soil
To carry out such protection, superphosphate is required: for 1 m² of cultivated soil, 30 g of active substance. Slaked lime is also added in the same amount and tobacco dust. Alternatively, you can prepare a mixture for dusting from wood ash and tobacco. It is necessary to process the beds with garden crops at night, then the slugs get onto a fresh poisonous composition.
For molluscs, this substance is a deadly poison. The dry preparation can be mixed with sand, and then scattered around the perimeter of the site. Crossing the area treated with such a composition, slugs will die there.
This remedy known to all gardeners kills on the spot not only mollusks, but also other pests. For a ten-liter bucket of water, you need to take three large heads of garlic, chop it and add it to the liquid base. After a day, the resulting solution can be sprayed on the plants.
It is also a fairly popular remedy. Slugs do not tolerate the smell of seasoning, and therefore instantly die, falling into the treated places. A working solution is prepared according to the following scheme: in a glass of water it is necessary to dilute 2 tbsp. l. mustard powder, infuse the solution for an hour, and then dilute in 5 liters of water.
Spray the soil and plants with the ready-made composition.
Of course, this method cannot be called cheap, but it works flawlessly. It is necessary to prepare a strong drink, dilute it with water, and then spray with the composition of the plant so that the leaves are abundantly moistened on both sides. Processing should be carried out in dry weather, and after rain, repeat the procedure.
This drug must be handled very carefully, since the poisonous vapors irritate the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. Therefore, during the preparation of the solution, it is better to use personal protective equipment - a mask and gloves. The proportions of the main components: for a bucket of water 4 tbsp. l. ammonia. You can prepare a solution with vinegar in a 1: 6 ratio. Spray seedlings with this composition immediately after planting in the ground and several times during the ripening of the crop.
To combat slugs, you can use pharmacy brilliant green: pour one bottle into a bucket of water. Some gardeners dust the plants with soot; tar is widely used in this matter. But in any case, you should start the fight against garden pests with the most gentle and environmentally friendly methods. After all, illiterate actions can lead to soil poisoning and plant death. Chemicals should be used only in extreme cases, when other means of fighting gastropod parasites do not work.
Natural enemies to protect the vegetable garden from slugs
If you do not want to use chemicals for pest control, then everything can be done much easier and without harm to plants. In nature, slugs have a lot of enemies. For example, hedgehogs remain their competitors. Probably everyone in the garden has these thorny helpers. In addition, you can attract them with milk or meat.
But the most serious enemies of slugs are the gray and green toad. But some gardeners, unknowingly, believe that these animal pests, as horses gnaw on strawberries, tomatoes or cucumbers. But this opinion is erroneous. The fact is that toads feed exclusively on what moves. But how to destroy weeds in the garden using a chemical method will help you understand this material.
If suddenly you witnessed a frog sitting near a strawberry, then you should not drive it away. Keep in mind that at this moment she is on the lookout for a real pest that eats your vegetables and fruits.
... and tried the nematode, I did not notice the difference, it calms down for 4 weeks, then everything is new, expensive pleasure, it does not justify itself on my site. In flower beds I bait, plant potatoes resistant to slugs, variety Kestrel, I spread straw on strawberry beds, I did not lay it out this year, but the losses were minimal, it was very dry, slugs burrow into the ground in such weather and do not touch the harvest. , which they do not touch - the leaves are like those of an oak. In general, I try to make them have their own wedding, I have my own. Although I always walk around the site with scissors, it's easy to snick slugs with them. I collect as much as possible - unfortunately, there is often no time for them.
... Four years ago my parents bought a house with a plot in the Oregburg region. The first year was the harvest and almost all of my mother's flower scent ate slugs and all sorts of snails ... ￼ But my mother had a dream ... Her own pond on the site. ￼ For a long time she persuaded the men of our family ... ￼ Then one fine day she picked up a shovel and went out into the garden and started digging. At half of the first cubic meter, the men felt ashamed ... And we have a lot of men in our family. My mother has two sons-in-law, a husband and four grandchildren (three of them are already suitable for digging) ... In general, they dug a pond, covered it with foil, planted plants from the nearest reservoir ... The toads were the first to come to the pond. So they liked my mother's pond that they laid so much eggs there that we were tortured to catch it ... Simultaneously with the arrival of toads, almost all snails and slugs disappeared on the site. Now the pond has its own ecosystem for a long time ... Swallows come so funny and drink water from it - on the fly ... In the evenings, toads gather to the pond, they practice sex and lay eggs, they sing songs (they sing beautifully ...), All sorts of water striders run ... Water lilies are blooming ... Beauty. And there were so many slugs and snails that my child this summer brought one from a neighbor's garden and was surprised that snails live with us ... I am not writing this to say that take shovels in your hands and dig ponds ... Or maybe it's worth trying attract their natural enemies to your site ... Snails and slugs, besides toads and birds, probably also have other enemies ...
I'm not writing this to say that take shovels in your hands and dig ponds ... Or maybe you should try to attract their natural enemies to your site ... Snails and slugs, besides toads and birds, probably also have other enemies ...
When slugs appear (and they multiply quickly), then attract hedgehogs, surround them with "water barriers", etc. -… well, it is clear that the author of the article, whose information Pavel shares with us, has “many methods,” but really what to do. They drink beer, but in the morning the glasses are empty. Collected manually 3 nights - terribly tired. About tweezers - nonsense. They climb out at night, a flashlight in one hand, a jar of salt water on the ground. Collect with your free hand…. Lucky - "Ulicid Eco" (not chemistry.) Sprinkled - disappeared very quickly. And it is scary to sprinkle chemistry, although it is offered. Eco = not chemical.
Product from “Neudorf” Ferramol Granules against slugs on vegetables, strawberries and cultivated plants active ingredient: 9.9 g / kg Eisen - III - phosphat • active iron compound, the same as in nature • active ingredient in the soil is converted into nutrients for plants iron and phosphorus • safe for hedgehogs, earthworms, pets, bees and other living organisms - environmentally friendly • no waiting time before harvesting • new mechanism of action - no visible corpses of slugs • no mucus • extremely waterproof - new bait technology Application: Consumption rate 5 g / sq. m (= 350 granules = one teaspoon slightly with the top). Ferramol granules are evenly scattered among cultivated plants at the beginning of visible damage to the plants by slugs. For the best success, the drug is used in the early evening hours, when the slugs leave their shelters. It spreads evenly and widely among the plants. In no case is it recommended to scatter the granules only around individual plants. In the case of a particularly massive infestation with slugs, you should also sprinkle the surrounding areas. If the pellets are completely or mostly eaten the next day, they must be slept again. In this case, they will also be eaten by the newly crawling slugs. If the soil is dry, then it must be slightly moistened before using the drug. Then the granules absorb water and become more attractive.If the soil is too bumpy, then it is advisable to level it as best as possible. This will prevent the pellets from rolling into places inaccessible to slugs. Allowed for use up to 4 times. On environmental protection: Based on the fact that the product does not pose a danger to bees, the hazard class is B3. The product is not dangerous for the Aleochara bilineata and Poecilus cupreus populations. Granules and packaging must not be thrown into water bodies. On consumer protection: Avoid unreasonable contact with the product. Misuse is harmful to health ... Granules are indeed very effective. Very easy to use. A bit of criticism towards advertising points that dead slugs and their mucus are not visible. Nonsense. Although if we are talking about dozens of animals for the whole garden, maybe this is true. But last summer I had thousands of them and the morning landscapes were not at all pleasing to the eyes. I bought a similar drug from another company, it was less effective. Granules that are lying around for a long time become moldy. Expensive, of course! It will pay off only on strawberries￼
So that the site does not turn into a dwelling place for slugs that litter the soil and threaten the quality and quantity of the crop, act in a comprehensive manner and do not forget about prevention. Traditional methods, traps and obstacles will help get rid of the pest. Almost all of them are simple, safe and effective. In advanced cases, use chemicals.