8 All Natural Ways to Get Rid of Garden Slugs


slugsGardening is fun, especially when you can experience the rewards of your hard work-the beautiful flowers and plants, and delicious fruits and veggies. But what is not fun is finding slugs in your garden. These soft, slimy pests can do a lot of damage, eating everything in sight! But don’t worry, there are many effective, all-natural solutions to take care of your garden slug problem!

Here are 8 all-natural ways to get rid of garden slugs:

  1. For the occasional slug, you can manually remove them. It’s best to seek them out at night, especially on moist, damp nights. Be sure to wear gloves, as the slugs will leave a slimy residue on your hands. Drop them in a cup of salt water to kill them quickly.
  2. Make a cornmeal trap. Fill a jar with a couple of tablespoons of cornmeal and lay it on its side in. Slugs will eat the cornmeal and die.
  3. Make a beer trap. Men aren’t the only ones that enjoy a good beer. Slugs, too, enjoy this yeast and barley drink. Dig a hole in the garden and place a cup filled with beer inside the hole. Wait for the slugs to drown.
  4. Used coffee grounds acts as a natural pesticide. Spread coffee grounds around the plants to keep the slugs away. Alternatively, you could also spray the slugs with hot, brewed coffee.
  5. Egg shells will also deter the pests. Place crushed egg shells around the plants you want to protect. Slugs will want to avoid the sharp egg shells, as they will cause pain to their soft bodies. And as a bonus, the egg shells will provide extra nutrients for the soil!
  6. Use sand. Just like the egg shells, the gritty texture of the sand will cause pain and discomfort for the slugs.
  7. Sawdust is another effective choice, particularly for woodworkers and carpenters. The tiny wood chips are sharp enough to deter slugs.
  8. Get a pet turtle. Slugs are a favourite food for turtles.

Hope these tips help! If you have any other solutions, please leave them in the comments.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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  11. Get a pet turtle – what a wholly unexpected addition to the list! šŸ™‚

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