Posted: 27/04/2013 at 17:06
I have too many hostas for copper/eggshells and so on and very persistent slugs. I have, however, used wildlife friendly slug pellets for several years and find them very good. I have cats, dogs, loads of birds, hedgehogs, amphibians and insects.
You need to be organised and scatter the first few pellets around susceptible plants in late winter or early spring to get them as they emerge from hiberation and then every couple of weeks to catch the stragglers and the newly hatched before they have time to breed or feed. I start on Valentine's Day as it's easy to remember.
You can also spray with a garlic solution as they don't seem to like that either.