Effective Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Snails and Slugs

Effective Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Snails and Slugs
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Slugs and snails are among the most common pests that can be found in gardens and on crops. They are specialists in eating leaves and fruits, and it can be difficult to get rid of slugs and snails from your garden naturally. Do you want to eradicate them but without the use of chemicals? Here at OneHowTo, we have some very effective home remedies against slugs and snails to share with you.

Steps to follow:

If pesky slugs and snails are destroying your plants, the best way to get rid of them is to wait until it gets dark, put on some gloves and then catch them and toss them into a bag and then release them in a green outdoor space far away from your plants. This way you get them away from your yard or garden without annihilating them.

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The smell of coffee is very unpleasant for slugs and snails, so spreading coffee on and around your plants will protect them from these pests. You just have to prepare a good strong cup of coffee and dilute it with water, then sprinkle well over the area where the plants are, making sure that the coffee aroma engulfs the area. This will keep slimy snails and slithering slugs at bay. If necessary, repeat a few times a week.

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As with whitefly, another common garden pest, snails and slugs cannot stand the smell of garlic, so a garlic infusion will be very effective at warding them off.

Add a litre of water and four large garlic cloves, boil for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat. Wait for it to cool, place in a spray bottle and apply it to the area and the plants you want to protect. You will see that the hungry invaders are kept well away from the area.


This home remedy to combat snails and slugs is very simple. Surround your plants with coarse salt or cigarette ash. Both of these substances will prevent slugs and snails from invading your garden, keeping your plants from being eaten. Simple and inexpensive.

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If your garden is overrun with slugs and snails you and require a more effective method of getting rid of them, then the solution is to prepare a trap for the slugs and snails.

Take several plastic containers and bury them in different parts of the garden or orchard, then add beer. The smell of yeast and alcohol will attract snails and slugs, causing them to fall into the container, unable to escape.

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