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Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:31 PM

How do I get rid of slugs?

Naturally, please. I don't want to poison my fur babies.

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Reply How do I get rid of slugs? (Original post)
Baltimike Sep 26 OP
hlthe2b Sep 26 #1
Chin music Sep 26 #2
customerserviceguy Sep 26 #11
elleng Sep 26 #3
Siwsan Sep 26 #4
pdxflyboy Sep 26 #5
Atticus Sep 26 #6
FightingIrish Sep 26 #7
regnaD kciN Sep 26 #9
customerserviceguy Sep 26 #13
msongs Sep 26 #8
Major Nikon Sep 26 #10
customerserviceguy Sep 26 #12
doc03 Sep 26 #15
customerserviceguy Sep 26 #16
doc03 Sep 26 #14
handmade34 Sep 26 #17
InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 26 #18
flotsam Sep 26 #19

Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:32 PM

1. well, I feel a little awful suggesting this, but salt...

I have to admit I would not do it. It is a nasty death for these creatures, but it is natural and it won't hurt other larger animals.

Though it can impact plants too if you are trying to grow a garden.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:03 PM

11. Dad tried that almost fifty years ago

He left a peanut butter jar lid full of beer in the backyard, in about an hour the beer was gone, and the family doq was wagging her tail very slowly. Mom even gave her a baby aspirin for her hangover.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:34 PM

3. BEER!!!

12 ways to get rid of slugs naturally

Allow natural predators to thrive. ...
Catch and release with a “hiding place” trap. ...
Set up a beer trap. ...
Employ grapefruit halves. ...
Use ouchie eggshells. ...
Put old coffee grounds to use. ...
Sprinkle sand about. ...
8. Make tiny copper fences.


https://www.google.com/search?q=remove+slugs&oq=remove+slugs&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.3214j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:35 PM

4. I just read an article about spreading coffee grounds throughout the garden

Slugs hate slithering across the rough coffee grounds. I've also heard of sinking some sort of container and filling it with beer. Not sure if it's the aroma,or what, but they crawl to the cups and in they tumble.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:36 PM

5. In your garden,

Place aluminum pie tins with about 1/2” of cheap beer in them. The slugs will climb in and drink themselves dead drunk.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:38 PM

6. Place a shallow bowl of beer on ground under the affected plants. A saucer will work as

long as it will hold a cup or so of beer. (You can drink the unused portion of the six-pack) The slugs will crawl into the beer and, I guess, die happy.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:38 PM

7. Impeach them

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Response to FightingIrish (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:47 PM

9. Beat me to it...

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Response to FightingIrish (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:06 PM

13. Too funny! n/t

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:38 PM

8. send them a sternly worded letter lol nt

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 07:55 PM

10. Diatomaceous earth

To slugs it's like crawling naked over broken glass. The down side is it has to be reapplied periodically and doesn't work well when it's wet and tends to wash away, but it's quite effective in keeping slugs out of places you don't want them to go at least in certain circumstances. It's probably best used with other methods of control.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:05 PM

12. One of the ways I've heard of

was to line your garden with railroad ties, the creosote in them is repulsive to slugs. No experience as to whether or not it works.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:11 PM

15. Creosote is bad for the environment

the power company don't even use it on poles anymore.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:14 PM

16. True, but

if you can find used railroad ties, this is probably the best use for them.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:10 PM

14. Is this another Trump thread? nt

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:26 PM

17. I use coffee grounds

and/or Diatomaceous earth

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:27 PM

18. Impeach the treasonous SOB!!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!! or
Elizabeth & Bernie 2020!!
Either way, welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:05 PM

19. This will do it...

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