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How to Get Rid of Slug Eggs

Slugs are found under leaves having doing a lot of damages in the garden before you even know they’re there. Slugs eat your garden clean if you let them. Everyone loves beautiful plants, but most of us really don’t care for the pests that sometimes go along with them. If you love plants, but hate bugs, you can get rid of the naturally.

During hot days, they crawl under rocks and boards to protect their skin from the heat of sun rays. At night, they come out to eat and leave a trail of shiny slime behind them. Slugs have very soft bodies and will hesitate to cross an egg shell barrier because of the threat the sharp edges of the broken shells pose to their soft, vulnerable bodies.

What are your tips for getting rid of and controlling slugs in your garden? What to do? Slugs can be controlled through a variety of natural methods. Since most infestations take place around the garden area, it is important to avoid treating with products that are potentially harmful to edible items. To get rid of slugs, read the following directions.

Wooden planks

Place some old wooden planks between your garden beds. Our slimy slugs will crawl underneath to hide from the sun. In the morning lift the boards and the slugs will be on the boards. Scrape the slimy slugs from the board into a bucket and dispose of.


Slugs get shocked when they touch copper. You can buy readymade copper guards or use pennies to get rid of slugs in your garden. Place pennies around your plants to keep our slimy friends from a feast on your garden.


Sprinkle your slugs with some coffee. Research has found caffeine to be very effective at deterring slugs. Save your old coffee from the morning and spray them full strength directly on the beasts in the evening. You can even place your coffee grounds around your plants to deter the slugs.

Egg shell method

Using eggs shells is a commonly suggested, natural solution for garden slug control. The suggested advice is to crush the shells into small, jagged pieces and sprinkle them around your garden to create an egg shell barrier.


Make your own “insecticide” using only three simple and non-toxic ingredients. Take a bar of Ivory Soap and drop it in two cups of water. Allow it to sit overnight. You want much of it to dissolve. The next morning, remove what has not dissolved and put the mixture in a spray bottle along with 1/4 cup corn oil. Shake well. Spray on infested plants, both the top and bottom of the leaves.

Using flowers

Remember that many pests really don’t like certain plants such as mint, marigolds, garlic and basil. Try mingling some of these with other plants or flowers to ward off unwanted insects.

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