We share methods that will help in the fight against slugs

We share methods that will help in the fight against slugs


03/26/2024 06:16

Slugs are unpleasant guests that can spoil our mood and harm the plants in our dacha. Many gardeners wonder: is it possible to get rid of these unwanted creatures without resorting to chemicals? Let’s look at several methods that can help in the fight against slugs in the country.

One of the most effective methods is to physically remove slugs. To do this, you can walk around the area in the morning or evening, when these creatures are most active. Select special gloves and carefully collect them by placing them in a bucket of soapy water. Use a shovel or stick to turn over rocks and decorative objects that slugs might be hiding under.

Another way to combat slugs is to create a barrier from materials that they cannot overcome. For example, along the perimeter of a summer cottage, you can install special strips of copper foil or coarse crushed stone. Slugs do not tolerate contact with such materials and will remain away from your garden.

Another way is to use natural repellents. Water with garlic or pepper added can repel slugs. Water your soil with this mixture, especially in areas where they prefer to feed. In addition, you can prepare an infusion of unpleasant-smelling plants, such as myrtle, and water the plants in your area with it. This odor barrier will act as a deterrent to slugs.

It is also necessary to remember about preventive measures to prevent the appearance of slugs in your garden. Try to keep your area clean and tidy. Remove trash and hidden places where these creatures thrive. Also monitor the soil moisture level. Slugs love damp places, so regularly add dry soil around the plants.

Getting rid of slugs in the country is possible using various methods. Physical removal, creating barriers, using natural repellents and preventing new ones from appearing are all techniques that can help you control slugs. Let’s try to keep our garden healthy and beautiful by minimizing the impact of these pests and enjoying our gardening work.

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Author Vladislav Lenivko

Vladislav Lenivko – journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Curator Andrey Tumanov

Andrey Tumanov – Russian journalist and TV presenter, producer, political figure

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