Garden pests are such a nuisance when it comes to keeping our gardens beautifully blooming. But instead of reaching for the harsh chemicals, expert gardener Mark Cullen tells us how to concoct the best ways to naturally rid our green oasis of annoying garden pests.
Clock through to find out what ingredients in your kitchen will help you get rid of racoons, aphids, ants and more.
Mark says: “A legitimate garden pest. Slugs and snails love to eat hostas and many other garden plants.”
The solution: Fill a pie plate about half full with cheap beer and sink it into your garden, level with the soil around it. The slugs are attracted to the yeast—they’ll try to take a sip and drown. Egg shells also work. Crunch them up finely and sprinkle them around the garden. The slugs won’t want to cross the path of shells.
Originally published June 2016; Updated June 2018.