Slugs and snails are persistent pests in gardens all over the world. Note: You can use the Table of Contents below to jump straight to any part of the review. Copper mesh is an attractive addition to your landscape. It does not rust. It is easy to shape to fit the borders of your planting beds, and it can be cut with scissors. Copper is an effective barrier to snails and slugs if you use it properly.
The Top Three Snail and Slug Repellents & Barriers - Pest Control Products
The Top Three Snail and Slug Repellents & Barriers
Environmentally friendly gardeners who attempt to deter slugs and snails from devouring their vegetables with eggshells or copper tape are wasting their time, according to a study by the Royal Horticultural Society. Gastropods inflicted the same damage to lettuces protected with five natural methods — eggshells, copper tape, horticultural grit, pine bark mulch and wool pellets — as they did to lettuces left untreated. These methods were tested on lettuces sown in pots and raised beds at the RHS field research facility in Wisley. After six weeks, the leaves of each harvested lettuce were examined to calculate damage.