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How to kill slugs

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

SlugsSlugs are a major pest to the vegetable garden. It seems like they’ll travel for miles to get to your deliciously young plants that you’ve just put in. It can be devasting to see plants scoffed overnight.

There’s a few things you can do to get rid of slugs in the garden.

You can use beer traps. This involves putting beer in a container and the slugs are attracted to the smell of the beer and get in for a drink. Once in they drown. A bit gross and not for the squeamish – you have to keep it clear of dead ones else they become a raft for the living… Told you it was gross… It’s effective and you can use very cheap beer. It’s also a good excuse for keeping a few tins in the shed incase of emergencies.

You can use slug pellets. These are a bit pricey and need regularly reapplying as they disolve in the rain and damp.

Another very gross one – You can go and kill them at night – either by chopping them up or applying salt. You can also mow the lawns in the late evenings – as slugs are active in the night-time then you can kill quite a few at night by just cutting the grass. The neighbours will think you’re mad and you might end up having an accident so we don’t recommend this one.

The most sensible way is to buy Nemaslug Nematodes: Slug Killer. It’s available in two sizes:
Regular Pack treats up to 40m²
Large pack treats up to 100 metres square

This simply needs watering in to your garden. Easy. Simple and the nemotodes do the hard work for you! It’ll last 6 weeks too!

Got to be worth getting just so you can see how much your garden can produce when you’re not feeding a hoard of slugs!

Nemaslug Nematodes Slug Killer

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Nemotodes kill slugsThis is a must have for gardeners who are fed up with the slugs winning all the time!
It’s a safe and easy way to ensure that you get the best from your garden and that the slugs are got rid of without you having to use nasty slug pellets.


To treat up to 40 m2 is £9.95
Treat up to 100 metres square you need the bigger pack which is £19.95

You can use this on your harden at home or your allotment plot. Work out which pack size you need. If you only have a tiny garden then offer the rest of the nemotodes mix to a neighbour (Offer to put it on too – that way you get rid of the neighbouring slugs too!)

The advantages of using a nemotode slug killer
* Easy to use – just mix with water and water on! Avoiding leaves – (wash them off) – use on damp soil (Shouldn’t be difficult for that!) Probably in the evening is best as they won’t dry up before they get underground. Don’t use too early in the year – read the instructions on the right time to use in your area.

* Extremely Effective. You get 300,000 nematodes for every square metre of soil, giving at least six weeks control of slugs.

* Harmless to children, pets, birds and wildlife.
Which is always good to hear!

* Perfectly safe to use on food crops. Probably essential too if you want a crop! The battle between gardener and slug just got easier!

* Apply once every 6 weeks

* Not washed away by rain (unlike water soluble pellets)