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Slug Control

Battling Slugs In the GardenSLUGS - these slimy mollusks chew on cabbage, chard, lettuce, peppers, squash and beans to name a few vegetables. Strawberries are another slug favorite, as are shade ornamentals such as hostas.

There are many great products on the market for controlling slugs. One of our favorites is SLUGGO which is an OMRI approved organic treatment that also doubles as a fertilizer. An enhanced version called SLUGGO PLUS also controls earwigs, sow bugs, pill bugs, cutworms and more.

If you prefer home remedies, turn to beer. Slugs are brewski-loving critters. Simply sink pie pans or similar containers into the ground with the top edges level with the soil. Pour some beer into the pan, have a little refresher yourself, then pour some more. Slugs have no self-control when it comes to beer and they soon drown their sorrows and themselves in the beer.

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