Around the Yard
Grapefruit Slug Control
By: Tricia Craven Worley
You don’t usually see them during the day because they feed at night, but the holes in your plant leaves (such as hostas) are most likely from slugs. Although chemical methods of eliminating slugs may prove effective here’s a natural method that even the kids can help with. Create a trap with grapefruit halves.
- Take emptied out grapefruit halves and place them upside down in your garden to create a moist, dark place for the slugs to gather.
- Turn them over the next morning and give the birds a treat.
- Some other methods that can be used to keep slugs away include spreading crushed eggshells around the area or using mulches such as pine straw that have a sharp texture.