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Yes, this is what I saw a few days ago crawling across my front walk.

A SLUG…ughhh!

If you live in a wet zone like I do in Western Washington…if you garden in this area…you shudder at the thought…the very sight of this nemesis makes your garden loving heart break.

They will eat your entire newly sprouted garden if you are not careful, they will eat much of your mature garden too…all the while leaving their icky trail of snot behind them.  Seriously folks can I empasize enough I how detest these?

Did you know that this slug can produce 200 offerspring this season?  And its offspring can also produce 200 offspring?  Do you know how many slugs that is?

TOO MANY!

I used to pay my boys a dime a piece for slugs.  They would go out just after dark with flashlights and come back with over 30 each all impaled together on long sticks like marshmallows ready to roast.  It was not pretty.

I tried getting ducks, which love slugs…but they left such a mess behind themselves it wasn’t worth the trade off.

I’ve done beer traps, environmentally responsible bait, yeast/sugar water, salt. copper…you name it ,I’ve tried it.

But today I am using one of my most oft used weapons in this war…

And feel not one bit of remorse over it either…

So what pest do you wage war against in your garden?

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