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  • When should I apply slug bait?

    Created by kittymartyr on

    I have slugs all over the garden. Can I apply Sluggo or other repellent now, in the fall, or should I wait for spring?

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    Eric Vinje

    Hi Kitty –

    I would not wait until spring to treat for slugs. Most slug species overwinter in the soil as adults. In spring large numbers of eggs are deposited (as many as 100 at a time) in soil cracks, underneath mulch or dead leaves and in other cool, moist protected areas. If you apply Sluggo Bait now — or other natural controls — you will decrease the number of egg laying adults in your garden and have fewer problems with this pest next growing season.

    Hope this helps!

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