Controlling Common Garden Pests

Slugs, snails, aphids, small mammals and other herbivores all have a place in the world — but you probably prefer they'd not choose your garden. Here are natural ways to make your outdoor space less inviting.

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Top Tip: Biological Control

Slugs, vine weevils, chafer grubs, and crane fly larvae can all be controlled with microscopic nematode worms that kill the pests without harming the environment. Mix the nematodes with water and apply at specific times of year, following the supplier’s instructions. Treatments may need to be repeated. You can buy nematodes to control a range of pests on the internet or via mail-order companies.

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