Great news! The government announce ban on metaldehyde slug pellets. This toxic chemical, which is used indiscriminately in gardens and on farmland is damaging to wildlife, pets and people when it enters our food and water supplies. DWT work with farmers, individuals and communities to help find chemical free alternatives and we are calling for an ambitious UK pesticide reduction target to stop unnecessary use of all pesticides where we live, work and farm. This ban is a great step in the right direction. You can make a difference by not using this chemical in your garden. Slugs are part of the garden’s natural cycle of wildlife and are eaten by frogs, toads and hedgehogs. If slugs or snails are a big problem there are alternative methods that don’t harm other wildlife, for example products that create barriers such as copper bands or gritty sand.
Read more on the Gov.uk website here!