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How to Get Rid of Garden Slugs

 By: Jamie S Hanson
There are many slugs that don't harm the humans, but a few species do affect our garden and are called garden slugs. You really need to consider about garden slugs as they prove to be quite harmful for your garden and plants. These slugs eat plants faster than plant growth and can actually kill pretty huge plants like shrubs and small trees. The slow moving creatures are also a risk to agricultural, chowing down on many fruits, vegetables, and different kinds of crops that they may get their slimy body on. Now how is it possible to prevent slugs from harming and damaging our garden? Here are a few ways to get relief from these annoying garden slugs.

Hand Picking
Hand picking is a basic method in getting rid of slugs. It might not be the easiest of techniques however, since it will include trying to find the slimy insects in the corners of your garden and using your bear hands to take them on the floor. Be sure to use a glove in handpicking slugs to protect your hands from the disgusting slime that is covered all over the insect's body. You can even use a sharp stick and just impale the insect once you find it. You can then put them on a container where you can pile there corpses and then throw it away or burry it in the ground. This is not only a cheap method, but you will enjoy doing it.

Slug Traps
Slugs are not elusive creatures. They are mindless and slow moving insects. It is therefore very effective to use traps in getting rid of these insects. You can try digging a hole in the ground and place a can or other open carrier flattened in the soil surface. Pour soap solution or any other similar solution that kills these insects, in that container. Once the slug falls in this container, it will drown easily.

Pellet Baits
Iron Phosphate pellets are effective baits that may immediately eliminate the slug after 6 days of consumption. You can purchase it easily from any garden hardware or insect control store. Spread it all over the garden ground and allow it to kill the unwanted slugs.

Those where three of the best methods you can use in getting rid of those garden slugs. It is necessary that you have thorough knowledge on the actual slugs that can cause damage to your gardens foliage so that you can focus on the right pests that you should destroy. They will usually appear after rain fall or when the weather is moist and humid. Be prepared to set out traps and pellet baits while in this weather condition. You can also try cleaning your garden by relocating away dead logs and big rocks that work as resting places for slugs as well as other damaging insects in your garden.
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