Posted: 01/05/2016 at 09:08
Aym, well what do YOU do?
I kill slugs and snails.......there aren't really enough natural predators to control them; birds, hedgehogs, frogs/toads and, more aggressively, humans combined cannot keep up with slug/snail numbers.
my feeling? I don't like doing it. For me everything has a right to live but they are my enemies....they are trying to destroy what I want to survive. If someone tried to attack me I would do my utmost to stop him. Survival
Salt solution in a pot is quick and, hopefully, painless.
As gardeners we don't help ourselves do we? So many of us try to make our plants as lush as possible ....over feeding to produce bigger plants often makes for highly attractive (paradoxically weaker plants) slug bait.
I try to grow using less fertilisers ...prob why I don't yet find slugs and snails as damaging as many do