Posted: 21/08/2014 at 17:24
I'm past caring about having gloves on to lift them as I merrily chuck them out onto the road into the path of a passing car....
Thomas - I think no matter what methods you use, it's a bit of a waiting game and you probably need a several pronged attack plan. Getting wildlife in to scoff them is the friendliest way and the most rewarding for you - because you get to watch it - but it takes a little while to get a balance and you need to be consistent. I've never used slug pubs for reasons I won't go into, but many people find them effective. Physically collecting and disposing each night when they're most active is fine unless you're like me and you're comatose by about half nine!
Once birds, hedgehogs and frogs/toads which are the best predators, find your plot it'll really help, especially in spring when plants are emerging, so keep feeding and encouraging them if you can.