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Pests & Diseases > Slugs and Snails

Slugs and snails will hide between tubes and boxes, so you need to look and remove them. Signs are chew marks and snail trails, and they are a common offender. 

Cause

Damp, undisturbed, smooth nooks and crannies attract and house slugs and snails.

Prevention

Never put your boxes on the ground. Rotating seedling boxes for even growth provides the best opportunity to disturb and search for hidden pests. Cure Snail bait Snail bait can be placed Make sure snail bait is not placed in the tubes but around the base or bench legs to keep the snails away from young seedlings.

Consider the safety of children/pets.

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