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Q: How do you control slugs in a garden? I have tried beer traps with some success and the product called Sluggetta, but I don't like using chemicals in my garden. Are there other options? If I have to use chemicals, what are they and are they safe?


A: There are many ways to fight slug invasions. A series of shallow dishes filled with beer or decaying fruit, such as banana peels, are good. Set the dishes at ground level so the slugs are not challenged to get in them.

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