The Science-Backed Ways to Keep Slugs Off Your Plants (and No, it’s Not Salt or Beer)

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Takeaways:

  • Slug pellets that contain metaldehyde have been banned in the UK as it is harmful to birds, amphibians and mammals that eat the pellets or the slugs.
  • Slugs are an important part of the ecosystem and food websfor birds, hedgehogs, badgers, slow worms, frogs, toads, and all other kinds of things feeding on them.
  • To ensure slugs won’t eat your plants, try planting  shrubby or woody plants, or those with waxy or furry leaves which are less attractive to slugs.

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