You don’t usually see them during the day because they feed at night, but the holes in your plant leaves (such as hostas) are most likely from slugs. Although chemical methods of eliminating slugs may prove effective here’s a natural method that even the kids can help with. Create a trap with grapefruit halves.

  • Take emptied out grapefruit halves and place them upside down in your garden to create a moist, dark place for the slugs to gather.
  • Turn them over the next morning and give the birds a treat.
  • Some other methods that can be used to keep slugs away include spreading crushed eggshells around the area or using mulches such as pine straw that have a sharp texture.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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