Nature of the Problem
Slugs and snails are the bane of most gardeners. Whatever measures you take, you cannot eliminate them or, if you think you have, they soon return with a vengeance.
It’s not so much that gardeners have a downer on the creatures themselves. It’s the damage they do to garden plants – damage that disfigures those plants we grow for their appearance and stunts those we grow for food.
In fact, slugs and snails are probably less prone to damaging our prize plants than we may think. For the most part, their preferred diet is decaying plant material, which is a good thing. It is when there is insufficient decaying material that they turn their attention to soft healthy plants – which is perhaps understandable really!