Dill shares tips for protecting gardens from snails and slugs with Realtor.com

Jim Dill, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist, shared tips about how to protect gardens from snails and slugs for a Realtor.com article. Advice from Dill includes releasing toads, which are natural predators, and using copper fencing, which can be toxic to snails and slugs, among other guidance. “You can use two strips of bare copper wire about a half-inch apart attached to a board around the area you are trying to protect,” Dill says. “Or fence the area with a copper screen.”