Slugs are omnipresent. They are in your garden; they are in your yard. Nobody is exempt from this universal phenomena. No, in this instance you are not special or unique, you must accept their presence and move on from there. Basically, these pests can prove extremely detrimental to your garden or other plant life. A small group of slugs possess the ability to devastate an entire garden in a relatively small amount of time. In response to these slugs, many people opt for non-organic slug control techniques. These methods usually involve the spreading of toxic chemicals that are not only lethal to the slugs, but to the birds and other animals in the vicinity as well. Thus it would be preferable from a humanitarian standpoint if you opt for an organic slug control method to end your slug infestation. But do slug organic control methods exist? Yes.
Americans, like myself, usually opt for grand gestures that are spectacles in themselves rather than less noticeable, subtle techniques. Unfortunately, for organic slug control, it is best to go against the American propensity and settle for simple solutions. The most effective of which revolves around your watering habits. It is simply a fact that slugs thrive in cool moist climates. When all is said and done, slugs are for all intensive purposes nocturnal animals. As a result, you can drastically reduce the amount of damage done to your garden by these pests by refraining from watering your garden at night. This will rob the slugs of the damp conditions that they desire during their most active periods. It is estimated that this simple change can reduce slug damage in upwards of 80%. Your welcome.
But that is not the only organic slug control technique. In cases of slug major slug infestations, you can turn to a little-known remedy: seaweed. This organic slug control technique is fairly simple. All you have to do is gather some seaweed (if readily available), and place it around the base of your gardens plants. Seaweed is a natural slug repellent due its tendency to excrete substances with high salt concentrations. If youve ever poured a little salt on a slug (a cruel thing to do), you know that they absolutely abhor it. Thus they will leave your plants alone in an effort to avoid the seaweed and the salt that it excretes. Here are just a few methods of organic slug control.