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The slug is a destructive pest that quietly goes about devouring its dinner at night and is often overlooked. They are out in full force this month and are the masters at avoiding destruction. With a little extra moisture around they are highly active. One of the easiest ways of controlling them is follow the silvery trails they leave behind. Invest in a quality head torch, grab a container of salt and head to the garden. Check the underside of the leaves as this is usually where they hide and pluck and drop into the salt. Don’t ever be lulled into a false sense of security, even a small slug can devour the lettuce overnight.

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