A good prevention program includes a combination of methods. First, eliminate all places that slugs and snails can hide during the day such as: boards, stones, tree trunks, etc. Next, plant vegetable gardens away from such hiding places. Begonias, California poppy, fuchias, geraniums and other plants with stiff leaves as well as highly scented foliage (lavender, rosemary, sage) resist slug and snail damage. Use a drip irrigation to reduce humidity and moist surfaces both of which attract slugs and snails. Use Corry's Slug & Snail Copper Tape Barrier to keep slugs and snails out of a particular area or to protect tree trunks and flower pots. Corry's Slug & Snail Copper Tape Barrier gives snails and slugs a slight electrical shock when passing over the copper tape. To further control the snails and slugs, spread Corry's Slug & Snail Killer ready-to-use pellets in your garden.