Can't believe I've been up here 35 years and this is my first time slugs have really been an issue, but they've set in with a vengeance. They've claimed too large a share of my crops. Tried the beer traps, not impressive. Iron phosphate slug bait seems to work well but is spendy. Hand picking is effective but tedious . We raise mainly in containers or small ( less than 25 sq ft) beds , so I've been wondering about maybe a STRONG bleach soil treatment this fall then replenish with compost tea? Surround containers with a ring of salt or perhaps lime? ( containers are on crushed rock and the slugs seem to LOVE hiding in the crushed rock). Other strategy I'm thinking of is using toxic slug baits early next spring tapering off to iron phosphate treatments closer to,harvest and our grandkids visiting. If anyone has other slug success stories let's share them!!