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I’m sure they must be good for the garden but the slugs seem to have invaded our garden. I don’t want to put crushed eggshells everywhere or salt. No idea why we have so many this year either.

Any suggestions please? Should I just let them roam and feast on whatever they want?

HappyTravels
9 days ago
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MrsCraig
MrsCraig9 days ago

My mum uses cheap beer to keep them away. I'm not sure how it works but apparently it acts as a deterrent to them. She has been using it in her greenhouse for decades

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Johnny
Johnny9 days ago

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The cheap beer is OK in the Greenhouse, but the locals don't like slugs.

Beware the (slug) salad, it's specially made for the touristsπŸ˜‚

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig9 days ago

Johnny πŸ˜‚ excellent!

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GmcK85
GmcK858 days ago

MrsCraig I do this too. Was a bit sceptical at first, but did it and couldn't believe how many it trapped on the first night. Just pour very cheap beer in a container and leave out!

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig8 days ago

GmcK85 that's exactly what my mum does, cheap beer in a container on the floor of the greenhouse. She was sceptical at first too

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davidstockport
davidstockport8 days ago

MrsCraig - Beer doesn't deter slugs it actually attracts them, it should be put in containers they drink it then drown in it, it has to be done carefully the last time I tried it, it looked as if they had invited all their friends from about a mile around to the party.πŸ˜€

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MissShakira
MissShakira9 days ago

My nan used to put yogurt pots in the ground. I think if you put beer in it attracts them (even though seems a waste ) lol

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
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9 days ago

MrsCraig and MissShakira, wow thanks. Fab idea. I could think think of worse ways to go! I’ll give it a try because the slimy things are everywhere.

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danicaaa
danicaaa9 days ago

I use beer 🍺traps. But anything would do as long is at least couple of inches tall (traps got little top above, so when it’s raining the water won’t get inside). I buy super cheap beer from Tesco (4 beers for Β£1).

Slugs are attracted to the smell and get inside, and can’t get out, and drown

Does it work? Yes but... getting rid of slugs bodies is not pretty so it’s not for lighthearted 😷

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
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9 days ago

danicaaa 🀣🀣 they are yucky, arent they?

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davidstockport
davidstockport8 days ago

HappyTravels Apparently if you hold one against an aching tooth it will stop the pain, the slime acts as an analgesic. http://www.worldwidewounds.com/2013/July/Thomas/slug-steve-thomas.html

Some people swallow them too.

(I haven't tried either personally)πŸ˜€

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
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8 days ago
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MissShakira
MissShakira9 days ago

Only problem we found was the dog liked the beer πŸ• πŸ€ͺ

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
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9 days ago

MissShakira fantastic. Bet your dog loves the slugs 🐌

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MissShakira
MissShakira9 days ago

So maybe If you have pets put the pots out at night and collect in the morning. Might be sad but as kids found it interesting counting how many slugs were in each pot .

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz9 days ago

I stepping in one with bare feet at the weekend when letting the dog out for a wee. Wasn't nice !!

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sunny101
sunny1019 days ago

I've used beer as it's the only reliable way to get rid of them, without using toxic pellets. I did try the copper tape but it didn't work and you could see the slime trail clearly across the tape the next morning. πŸ™„

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tumblespots
tumblespots8 days ago

If you have a pond perhaps you could get yourselves some toads, newts or hedgehogs? The song thrush likes them too.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock8 days ago

tumblespots we have a pond and lots of frogs so slugs are never a problem. Last year though the sparrows started eating the beetroot leaves!

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
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7 days ago

Golfforall wow, thank you. Never knew such things existed. I'm now wondering how many (cheap) beers I could buy for one box πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

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Golfforall
Golfforall7 days ago

HappyTravels I wondered the same thing , Beer attracts the slugs so best to hide your "beer trap" in your neighbours garden if you don't like clearing up the remains 😏.

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HappyTravels
HappyTravels
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7 days ago

Golfforall I like your way of thinking! πŸ˜€

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JanisMcSkimming
JanisMcSkimming7 days ago

i use bleach spray i spray round the door and at the bottom of the sink unit every night now since i saw 2 on my sink unit av never had any since,hope this helps.

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Pppathome
Pppathome7 days ago

Salt is something u will have in the cupboard or slug pellets. Only around Β£2 for big bottle so next to nothing and will last for a long time.

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Pppathome
Pppathome7 days ago

Don't put salt on your grass or flowers well not if you like your grass or flowers 🌹🌹🌹

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