Land slugs and snails are often herbivorous. This means that if they infest your garden, they will eat the leaves, stems, or soft bark of your plants as well as your vegetables and fruits. It is because of this that they sometimes thought of as pests.
You can, however, protect your garden with a SlugsAway Electronic Slug and Snail Fence. The SlugsAway is a mesh fence system consisting of two parts that delivers static sensation. This is mild enough not to be felt by humans and bigger animals but can upset slugs and snails.
The mesh stands five inches high and is over 7 meters long. It is supported by five fence pegs supplied with the mesh fence. The area effectively covered is approximately three square meters. In addition to the pegs, there is also a power pack stake. This houses the electric generator of the fence and its power source –a 9-volt battery that is expected to last an entire season.
Since pesticides and other chemicals are not employed, your organic vegetable garden is perfectly safe. Neither will it cause permanent harm to the slugs and snails.
Set up is easy as all the necessary pegs are supplied. You only need to implant the power pack stake and the pegs into the ground, and attach the mesh fence surrounding the area that needs protection. If you need to protect a bigger area, you can purchase an extension fence of the same length. In addition to five pegs that support the fence, there is also a joiner peg for use at the point where the original and extension fences meet.