Asked on Jul 7, 2013

Does anyone have any recommendations on getting rid of slugs?

Betty RobBecky - Clover and ThymeDouglas Hunt


I have used coffee grounds and there has been a big reduction, but they are still showing up occasionally and I can see proof that they are eating on my hostas.
4 answers
  • Gina L
    on Jul 7, 2013

    Epsom salt worked for me ! Sprinkle Epsom salts where they glide

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 8, 2013

    Try diatomaceous earth, the horticultural type, not what you use in pools.

  • Becky - Clover and Thyme
    on Jul 9, 2013

    I use beer baits in my garden. Get a six pack of really cheap beer and pour about a 1/4 cup in the bottom of a shallow plastic bowl. I place the bowl down in the soil a bit for easy slug access. The slugs love the smell and head right for it, but then fall in and can't get out. It's a little gross to empty each morning, but it sure works!

  • Betty Rob
    on Apr 3, 2014

    We've also had luck with the beer thing - for slugs that it.

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