Posted: 18/06/2016 at 08:57
Aym280, I'm glad it's not just me that's been plagued with SSs this year. Couple of weeks back, it was so bad with black slugs, it was like The Birds, only with...slugs. Tried dropping them into a bucket of salty water, won't do that again, it doesn't kill them instantly, some were crawling out the bucket. Then there's the disgusting remains to dispose of... Have gone back to stamping on any snails I find, always say sorry as I do so 😇 and black slugs I chop in half. Plus using these amazing slug pellets, sparingly and judiciously. Weirdly, next morning I find other slugs apparently eating the slimy remains. Eugh, this all getting too grisly, not to mention time consuming. I too agree that nematodes are the best solution, a friend used them last year and has seen very few SSs since. They are expensive though, when you have a big garden to cover.
I've never seen birds eat slugs, dead or alive. I've seen little toads in my garden tho', hope
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