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Listen to Dove. salt will kill both slugs and your plants.
You need slugs in a compost heap. They make compost.
Use organic Nemaslug if you really want to get rid of them. What about snails. My compost bin is full of them too. But the thought that while they are in there, they are not on the allotment.
For the last few years, slugs have waged war in my garden. The last straw was when they ate the THIRD lot of green beans I had planted - in a week! I'd tried everything..copper wire, crushed eggshells, coffee grounds, beer traps, crushed nutshells...everything I could think of! No use whatsoever. Then I started laying traps for them. I've got to know my enemy - when they come out, what they like to eat, where to find them, so I put down little gifts of food for them, put a black (has to be black) microwave dish down over the top and wait....hehehe. I also discovered they have an extremely strong homing instinct, so I send them on a permanent holiday via the green rubbish bin down to the tip!