OK, I have a little troop of 8 SWH's and this summer I am hoping they will eat all the slugs that have been decimating my hosta beds. I have to mulch the beds but the slugs do better every year and the hostas do worse. I do not want to use slug bait (or beer, or whatever). I can't convince the toads to hang around long enough to get them, so the only other thing I can think of is my lovely gang of ducks. BUT, I do NOT want them to eat all the hostas. Is there any hope for the hostas?