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How To Get Rid Of Slugs

Slugs are common garden pests that are like snails but without the shell for protection. Their size can be between 1/4″ to 10″ in length and come in a variety of colors from light grays or yellows to shades of black. They will cause serious damage to plants if left to do their thing, young plants are especially at risk and can be destroyed entirely.

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Here are a few different home remedies and tips that I’ve gathered over the years, these are natural options that don’t include harsh chemicals.



The idea for using barriers is to prevent or repel slugs from reaching the plants.


Set out bait or traps to lure them. Some of the traps will kill them (by drowning) while others will just collect them for you to dispose of, some methods of disposal:

What not to do: toss them over the fence into the neighbor’s garden–that’s bad mojo!

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