Slugs and Snails
21 Jan, 2021
Slugs and Snails usually come out at night and feast on our plants while we are sleeping, often leaving large irregular shaped holes and a trail of slime which is an obvious sight that they are there.
Not only do they feed on our prime young seedlings and tender new growth they also feed on the soft growth of larger plants, hostas being a favourite.
Slugs and Snails hide from the heat and sun during the day under other plants, amongst decaying leaves, overgrown areas of weeds, piles of timber and rubbish laying about.
Keep weeds under control and remove any rubbish where they like to hide.
Where signs of Slugs and Snails are apply applications of a suitable Slug and Snail bait.
If you have pets it is best to use Tui Quash as this is safer for our furry friends.
Always read product labels and instructions thoroughly.
Use Slug and Snail Traps. If you run out of the bait you can part fill the traps with some beer.