I’ve posted in the past about my slug problem and all the avenues I’ve tried to rid myself of this destructive little critter. I’d been looking for a good method of keeping them away, but after trying hundreds of home remedies and having no luck, I’d resorted to salt. Salt will definitely kill them, but as I’d stated before, I didn’t like killing them as they are beneficial. I didn’t want to use the chemical/poison method because of any cat or dog that might wander by and take a bite of the stuff. I’d pretty much given up and had ripped out all my Hostas and other slug yummy plants. I guess I didn’t get all the roots/bulbs though because they came back bigger and prettier than ever. I figured they’d just have to continue to look like these photos taken summer before last.
But I have found a solution that actually works for my garden and it doesn’t kill the slugs nor harm the plants. Hot Pepper Wax Spray. You spray it on and the slugs pretty much stay away. To me this product is like a miracle. They say it lasts for a month, but I had to use it every couple of weeks depending on how wet and warm the weather was. Before I found this product, I’d been making my own pepper spray and it worked very well, but I had to use it every day. With the wax in this product, it stays on the leaves. Did I say miracle? 🙂 If you’re having a severe problem the way I was, get you some of this stuff and try it. You can buy it a lot of different places online. I usually buy it from Amazon.