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Slug Deterrent

Will garlic stray harm bees


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,897
    No it won't.
    You can also use slug pellets now. The toxic variety have been banned and the new pellets are safe for all animals except some slugs and snails

    Billericay - Essex

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • debzc06debzc06 Posts: 2
    Great hosta's here I come thanks
  • TPWTPW Posts: 15
    In terms of slug deterrents, i like to use the old fashioned egg shells (my grandad swore by this method! I found this guide quite useful for alternatives as my skills are still fairly limited.

    I'm not sure how effective some of them will be but the cardboard sheets method sounds fairly simple to implement :) 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,924
    In my experience, none of these 'deterrents' work. 
    As for shells - they climb up our shell covered house walls quite happily  :)

    As @Pete.8 says, the new pellets are wildlife friendly, as they don't contain the ingredient which was toxic to other wildlife. The drawback of the garlic spray is that it gets washed off, so you'd have to keep applying it, but if you've no rain in your forecast, it might be worth trying. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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