Try copper for slugs and snails

7th April 2022

Try copper for slugs and snails

If you want an alternative to ferric phosphate pellets now that metaldehyde has been withdrawn, barriers of copper tape, copper mesh and copper wires have all been shown to deter snails from attacking plants they surround; there is also a form of landscape fabric used by growers which contains copper strands and reduces snail damage in pots standing on this fabric.

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