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No chemicals, no beer traps: The best ways to get rid of slugs

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Slugs venture out as dusk falls and they sniff out all the delicious things that you are growing in your garden, from tender lettuce shoots to bright coloured flowers. You may not see them chomping away but you can usually spot the slimy trail they leave behind. “Slugs love damp weather,” says biologist Angelika Nelson, based in Germany. “In addition, due to the pandemic, many more people than usual planted gardens so it’s really noticeable this year that there are slugs out and about, eating up their lettuce.” The problem is that slugs have few natural predators because of their bitter, slimy…

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