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How To Use Vinegar To Get A Handle On Garden Slugs And Snails
Vinegar is a kitchen staple that can also be a natural pesticide against slugs and snails in the garden, as it contains acetic acid that can kill pests on contact.
First, make the vinegar less acidic so it's safer to use around plants. Mix a 1:1 ratio of water and vinegar in a spray bottle, mix well, and spray down any pests you see.
The acid will dissolve the snails, forcing you to clean up the mess left behind, though some gardeners recommend leaving them in the garden to deter other slugs and snails.
You can also spray the area around the plants to deter slugs and snails. However, ensure you're not spraying the plants, as vinegar can burn them and destroy their cell membrane.