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There are a number of slug deterrents/killers that do different jobs
This sound like a killer if it is pellets
What are they called?
Seems to be barrier-still kills the slugs by sucking the life out of them-not nice for slug-ok for wild life
I think that sort of works but then you are attracting them to the area rather than repelling-it assumes that marigolds first- dahlias next if not full up
Marigolds are suppose to repel whitefly-that is why some plant near tomatoes
I stopped using the organic slug pellets as having noticed that they disapperared at far too fast a rate for slugs alone I started keeping a watch. Squirrels, small birds, large birds (including a particularly stupid pheasant), and frogs all seemed to think they were an interesting snack. They are not supposed to harm other animals but they can't be good for them!
In the garden at large I don't worry however in the veg patch it's another matter. I find the only thing that really has an impact is manual collection. I pop them into a pot of neat vinegar. Kills them in seconds (helps the concience) and there are no nasty smells to worry about!
Marigolds do seem to act as a draw thus making the blighters easier to collect.
We may win the battle but you can count on it that they will win the war!
have any of you tried Nemitodes
I'm with lilylouise - scissors.
last year an idea was put forward that if you mixed flour and water to a gloopy consistancyand put in a plastic container that the slugs would get stuck in in it ,has anyone tried it?
got half decent results from beer traps and flour traps last year , trying grapefruit this year and yesterday i used Nobble slug killer on the new raised beds trying to get to them before they mate as advised, i will post the results later in the year as same as everybody else we had millions and im not kidding when we took the allotment there was a shed door left flat on the grass when i lifted it we had as i posted last year around 200 assorted slugs and im seriously thinking of putting an old one i have back on the path between the beds on the allotment to see if it works on a regular basis, ill post the result you never know unless you try,good luck