Control Slugs With Toads

 

 

Toads love slugs. Attract and keep toads in the garden and there will be many less slugs.

Toads eat a huge amount of insects every day. Besides slugs they love flea beetles, bean and cucumber beetles, cutworms, cabbage loopers and many more.

To attract toads to the garden mulch beds heavily with straw. Put rocks and stones in places for them to sit on and warm up. Place broken flower pots in areas where the toads can crawl under them for a home.

Have a small water feature. Toads needs the water to lay their eggs in and drink.

Maintain a garden free of poisonous pesticides and herbicides. These chemicals kill toads.

For more information visit:

http://www.nopesticides.org/alternatives-insects/habitat.shtml
http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/fleabeetle.htm
http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/slugtips.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
Website: http://www.apluswriting.net
Email: Current address on website
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