Product Type: Bio garden chemicals
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Bio Slug Pellets
Member Name: sympatic
Bio Slug Pellets
Advantages: They work
Disadvantages: Visible blue patches in your garden
I assume it has been something to do with the wet summer but there seem to be an awful lot more slugs in the garden this year and when walking out of the house in the morning it can be like walking through a mine field as so many of them are crawling across the path and it is gross if you accidently step on one.
They have also attacked a lot of the plants and as a result we have been using these slug pellets to try and reduce the impact and they do seem to work. As our neighbours all I have pets and we do have a couple of hedgehogs that frequent our garden on occasions I opted for this particular brand as they are not meant to be harmful to other animals both domestic and wild. They are bright blue in colour and they supposedly have a harsh taste so even if the colour does not deter animals the initial taste will and prevent any risk of harm. They come in a 1kg tub and cost £4.79 so they were not the cheapest on sale but it was not a significant difference.
You can scatter the pellets around the borders straight from the plastic container and it has a screw top to seal it up after use. The idea is to spread the pellets out around the flowers and then leave them to do their job. I noticed that they were visible for anything from two to four weeks mainly dependent on how much rain there was and I assume by the slugs consuming them as well as I have noticed a reduction in the number to be found amongst the flowers and plants. I still se the odd one but this is now a rarity while in the past they were everywhere. Further evidence is shown in the dead slug remains that can be seen amongst the plants so I know that these work.
For our garden area they will never be completely gone as the front area is open plan with no barriers between mine and my neighbours gardens so there will always be some infestation as they migrate from other gardens.
I have been happy with the results and these do give the peace of mind that you are minimising the impact on the rest of the environment.
Summary: Good solution that is pet friendly