Environment Garden

Are slugs good for my garden?

For the past two years we have been noticing an increase in the number of slugs that seem to have some sort of attraction to our garden. From the research I’ve done online, slugs are great food for birds but have no significant benefits in the garden.

We tried some non chemical ways of trying to get rid of them from our garden and haven’t had much success. We have tried salt and stale beer and the slug population continues to thrive. In fact when we stumbled on the slug eggs it was time to look for a better solution.

Ever seen slug eggs?

Slug Eggs

We’d like to try some of theĀ Ortho Ecosense garden products to address this slug population issue, but we’re not convinced that the products are truly earth friendly. The product indicates the active ingredients are:

  • Iron phosphate 1.0%
  • Other Ingredients 99.0%

What’s in the other ingredients? Should we try and avoid using this product in our garden?