4 top home remedies for controlling slugs
slugs can be a pain in the backside for anyone who loves their garden or allotment. All that hard work can be destroyed, so we have put together a couple of little tips, 4 things you can do to control slugs:-
The first one what springs to mind as I’m writing this is the beer trap
- Beer trap
Nice and simple this one you need a small cup or plastic container half fill the container with some beer then half bury the container into the soil near your plants or vegetables this is not going to control every slug but it will help keep the numbers down.
- Copper tape
copper is a great natural Slug Repellent the mucus what the slug produces has a reaction with a copper causing a small electric shock you can buy copper tape from any good DIY shop.
- Broken Egg Shells
slugs hate crawling over anything that is Sharp so breaking up egg shells and placing them around your plants and vegetables is well worth a try remember to break the egg shells into small pieces around 2 to 4 mm inside as a guide but try different sizes.
- Nut shells
this works exactly the same way as broken eggs shells slugs find it hard and they don’t like crawling over little sharp objects so rather than throwing your nutshells away break them up and put them around your flower beds it’s worth a try.