Asked August 27, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT
New Castle County Delaware
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From what you have described it does sound like slug damage – they love strawberries and fruit in general. There are many home remedies for getting rid of slugs and here are just a few suggestions:
You can use boards or flower pots throughout the garden. Set the boards off slightly off the ground (approx. 1 inch) by resting them on a piece of wood or a small branch. The slugs will crawl underneath and when you lift the board you can scrape them off and destroy them. Do not use salt in the garden as it can raise the salinity of the soil and cause a whole bunch of other issues with your plants!
The beer traps work but they only work in a small area, a few feet or so. Traps should be deep to prevent the slugs from getting out. You can purchase traps such as these at garden supply stores and they are a bit more effective than using beer.
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