by Amy Gordon
(last updated September 18, 2017)
Slugs and snails can really do damage to your garden, even if it seems like these slow, slimy creatures are harmless. Getting rid of them quickly is the best way to keep your garden safe. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to get rid of slugs and snails. Slug pellets exists that will poison the creatures, but this is not always the best solution, since it is not humane, and many people do not like introducing poison to their garden. You can go hunting for the creatures at night and remove them manually, but if you would like a method that is a little less labor intensive, here are a few things you can try to get rid of the pests.
If you live in an area where you get snakes and salamanders, you should not kill them. Although you may not want to have to see snakes and salamanders, they are actually very good at protecting your garden from slugs and snails, since slugs and snails are two of their favorite meals. Instead of killing the snakes or salamanders in your yard, you may consider catching some from other locations and importing them to your garden.
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