We recently noticed a number of slugs and snails in our garden and have been destroying our plants. We tried looking up for a pesticide that I can buy from local nurseries or Home Depot or Lowes but not much help there. Where can I buy some effective pesticides for these?
The Toronto Master Gardeners do not recommend pesticides or other chemical controls for any pests. Here’s a post I responded to back in April 2017, Solution for slugs. This post goes into significant detail about how to get rid of slugs and snails, and provides several links for more comprehensive information. All but 2 of the links are still current. Here are the updated links:
- The Weekend Gardener’s How to kill snails and slugs – the definitive guide can now be found on Growables
- The Toronto Master Gardeners Guide Integrated Pest Management
Finally, a 2018 2019 article of interest is the University of California Integrated Pest Management Program’s How to manage pests – pests in gardens and landscapes – snails and slugs.