1. Wrap the tape around the container you wish to protect. Do this before infestation occurs.
2. Clean the pot or garden box first as the tape will then adhere better.
3. Remove the protective paper and apply the tape.
4. Make sure that no twigs or any other parts of the plant hang over the copper tape as these may serves as bridges for slugs.
5. Make sure there no gaps in the tape. The tape must be wrapped fully around the protected object.