If you grow your own vegetables or flowers then there is one enemy that you will be in constant battle with - The mighty Slug. There are many ways to control Slugs in your garden, but by so doing there are some catastrophic consequences for our wild bird population too. The most common way to control Slugs is with Slug pellets, but the down side is that the Slug then becomes a poisonous meal for a wild bird and kills the birds as a result. There are many more wildlife friendly ways to control Slugs in your garden. We have spoken before about Oats spread around the base of the plants, Slugs will dry up if they go onto the oats, and they will bloat if they eat them. Also egg shells, Slugs will not cross a line of broken egg shells as they are too sharp to travel on. But the best method is the most natural one TOADS! if you can create a warm, damp environment in your garden you may be lucky to attract a Toad or two and they are the bees knees for Slug control. We have been really luck this year and have three in our poly tunnel, they not only take care of any Slugs that venture into the poly tunnel, but the Toads pop out at night time and go onto the veg patch, to see if there are any tasty morsels on there too, the result is a totally Slug free zone.