An overabundance of pests is a sign that the natural equilibrium is disturbed. Normally predators and prey populations keep each other in a natural balance. Pests can only multiply explosively when they and their juveniles are safe and rarely threatened by natural predators. Therefore slug or snail population booms can only occur if they do […]
Snails and slugs do not like to touch copper. A chemical reaction happens which causes an unpleasant feeling if they move over this metal. Therefore, they avoid crawling over copper tape or copper foil. So far the theory. However, this method and its effectiveness is controversial. It has led to many discussions and caused some […]
May the garden flower in spite of slugs in a thousand colors. There are some flowers that slugs and snails are especially attracted to. Anyone who has larkspur, sunflowers, hosta, dahlias or zinnias in the garden, knows that slugs love to eat these flowers. Fortunately, there is a much longer long list of flowers that […]
The slug deterring and repelling paint “Schnexagon” is an innovation in the field of peaceful slug defense. But does it really live up to its promises? What are the advantages and disadvantages of Schnexagon? Schnexagon: Are slugs really losing their grip? Schnexagon is a repellent coating intended to protect beds and greenhouses from slugs and […]
Hedgehogs like to eat slugs and snails The nocturnal hunters are well-known enemies of the snails. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense to provide a habitat for these lovely animals. If you can coax a hedgehog family into your garden, you can be sure they’ll be valuable allies in the fight against slugs. Do […]
There are a number of plants which slugs and snails do not like to eat. Knowing which vegetables and herbs slugs avoid, can save a lot of trouble and help you to cultivate mainly slug-resistant plants. Also if the slugs do not find what they like, at least some of them will sooner or later […]
There are many different ways do deal with snails and slugs in the garden. Slughelp describes and compares them to help gardeners finding peaceful and effective methods to protect their plants.