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You may have seen yesterdays post about the recent Metaldehyde (Slug Bait) poisonings we have recently seen in the Practice. We would like to offer some alternative natural remedies to deter Slugs and Snails, that wont harm your pets or the surrounding wildlife.
1. BEER TRAP: Slugs apparently love beer! Sink a tub in ground and fill with beer, ensuring the rim is just above soil level. The beer will do the rest of the work for you. 2. EGG SHELLS: can be broken down into tiny pieces. Slugs hate the texture and will not cross the eggy barrier. 3. COPPER: Slugs won't cross Copper, so Copper tape acts as a barrier. You can use a ring of it around an individual plant, however it works best to protect plants in pots. 4. RECYCLED WOOL PELLETS: Waste wool is recycled into pellets that can be used to form a barrier around plants. They swell up and reveal nasty little fibres that are irritant to slugs. Over a period of time the pellets degrade and act as a plant food.