natural control of snails and slugs in the garden

Snails and slugs are similar, only snails and slugs have no shell. They live in damp places where there are plenty of hiding places for shelter during the day. At night, they go out to eat plants, leaving holes in the leaves, flowers and fruits. There are several types of pests that leave bites plants similarly. If you see that something is eating your plants, looking resplendent footprint to verify that they really are snails or slugs slime. Snails and slugs are nocturnal, but it is also possible to see them if you go very early in the morning.

To remove snails and slugs is necessary to use an integrated strategy and a bit of persistence

Eliminate hiding places. Snails and slugs are hidden among the vines, areas with abundant grass or weeds, and waste piled up like tables or objects. Space clean and organized as you can.

Reduce humidity. Use an efficient irrigation, such as drip irrigation. Watering in the morning so that there is less moisture in the night. When planning your garden, choose the sunniest place. Remove any snail or slug you see before planting the garden.

Remove them by hand. When you go out in the morning, looking for snails and slugs and simply Remove them by hand. Be consistent in this task helps.

Seeding repellent plants. Flowers and herbs firm and strong perfume leaves repel snails and slugs. Planting these plants as a barrier on the edge of your garden or between the affected plants. Some plants that repel snails and slugs are rosemary, sage, lavender, geranium, begonia, lantana and nasturtium.

Build a trap. Raises a table 12 by 15 inch (30cm by 38cm) rail of an inch (2.5cm) high. Snails and slugs are trapped below. Every morning, remove the shellfish caught.

Baits used as a last resort, because it will not work if they have not done the above steps. The iron phosphate baits are less toxic. completely avoids metaldehyde baits because they are very harmful to birds, pets and wildlife in general and also quickly lose their effectiveness with sunlight. Irrigates before placing bait traps in damp places where they spend snails.