Episode #113 | Original Air Date: August 5, 2020
Snails and slugs are bothersome garden pests that feed on a variety of plants.
Telltale signs of snails and slugs, besides the slime trails they leave behind as they glide along on their muscular feet, are irregular holes with smooth edges found on leaves, flowers, and ripening fruit.
All snails and slugs can lay eggs, leaving them in the soil, under leaves, and in other hidden areas.
To manage your snail and slug problems, first eliminate hiding places like debris and weedy spots.
You can scout your landscape and hand-pick the ones you find, use pitfall traps, or scatter iron phosphate bait. It’s safe for use around children and animals!
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