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Old 27-10-2004, 03:45 AM
Antipodean Bucket Farmer
 
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Hi Everybody,

Today, I was in a store, reading a package of slug-
killing product, which warned of the dangers for pets.

The idea was that the product had something in it that
made it taste bitter, to deter them, but that some
persistent pets will still eat it.

There are a couple of neighbors' cats here, so I want
to make sure that my anti-slug measures are safe for
them.

I have heard )that copper wire is good (I read it on
the Inernet, so it "must" be true...) So I am thinking
of putting a loose spiral of that wire around the base
of my capsicums, with a backup of pet-friendly slug-
killer around the edge of the containers.

I am not sure if "Slugg-o" is available here. What
Active Ingredient do I need to protect the cats?

Thanks...

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Old 27-10-2004, 04:14 AM
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Antipodean Bucket Farmer wrote:

Hi Everybody,

Today, I was in a store, reading a package of slug-
killing product, which warned of the dangers for pets.

The idea was that the product had something in it that
made it taste bitter, to deter them, but that some
persistent pets will still eat it.

There are a couple of neighbors' cats here, so I want
to make sure that my anti-slug measures are safe for
them.

I have heard )that copper wire is good (I read it on
the Inernet, so it "must" be true...) So I am thinking
of putting a loose spiral of that wire around the base
of my capsicums, with a backup of pet-friendly slug-
killer around the edge of the containers.

I am not sure if "Slugg-o" is available here. What
Active Ingredient do I need to protect the cats?

Thanks...


Dark Ale beer... :-)
We found that cheap dark ale worked better than cheap beer.
We found that pans of them would collect over a dozen slugs per night
until we wiped out most of the population, now it's slowed down a bit.

It is totally 100% pet safe, and won't attract or kill other insects
except accidently.

It works!

K.
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arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather
to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and chocolate covered
strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and screaming WOO HOO- What a ride."
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Old 27-10-2004, 04:14 AM
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Antipodean Bucket Farmer wrote:

Hi Everybody,

Today, I was in a store, reading a package of slug-
killing product, which warned of the dangers for pets.

The idea was that the product had something in it that
made it taste bitter, to deter them, but that some
persistent pets will still eat it.

There are a couple of neighbors' cats here, so I want
to make sure that my anti-slug measures are safe for
them.

I have heard )that copper wire is good (I read it on
the Inernet, so it "must" be true...) So I am thinking
of putting a loose spiral of that wire around the base
of my capsicums, with a backup of pet-friendly slug-
killer around the edge of the containers.

I am not sure if "Slugg-o" is available here. What
Active Ingredient do I need to protect the cats?

Thanks...


Dark Ale beer... :-)
We found that cheap dark ale worked better than cheap beer.
We found that pans of them would collect over a dozen slugs per night
until we wiped out most of the population, now it's slowed down a bit.

It is totally 100% pet safe, and won't attract or kill other insects
except accidently.

It works!

K.
--
Sprout the MungBean to reply
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather
to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and chocolate covered
strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and screaming WOO HOO- What a ride."
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Old 27-10-2004, 04:37 AM
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On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 22:14:39 -0500, Katra
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Dark Ale beer... :-)
We found that cheap dark ale worked better than cheap beer.


It's the yeast in the beer, so putting some yeast in water works
well, too.


Penelope
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"Maybe you'd like to ask the Wizard for a heart."
"ElissaAnn"
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Old 27-10-2004, 04:37 AM
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On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 22:14:39 -0500, Katra
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Dark Ale beer... :-)
We found that cheap dark ale worked better than cheap beer.


It's the yeast in the beer, so putting some yeast in water works
well, too.


Penelope
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"Maybe you'd like to ask the Wizard for a heart."
"ElissaAnn"


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Old 27-10-2004, 06:48 AM
Katra
 
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Penelope Periwinkle wrote:

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 22:14:39 -0500, Katra
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Dark Ale beer... :-)
We found that cheap dark ale worked better than cheap beer.


It's the yeast in the beer, so putting some yeast in water works
well, too.


Penelope


Oh! Cool!
That might be cheaper too. :-)

Will try it and report, thanks!!!

K.
--
Sprout the MungBean to reply
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather
to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and chocolate covered
strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and screaming WOO HOO- What a ride."
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Old 27-10-2004, 04:00 PM
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"Antipodean Bucket Farmer" wrote in message
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I am not sure if "Slugg-o" is available here. What
Active Ingredient do I need to protect the cats?


Sluggo is available on online:

http://www.pestproducts.com/sluggo.htm

No affiliation, but I bought from them and was happy. A google search will
turn up other retailers.

Don't balk at the price. A little goes a long way--I've used the same
container of it for two summers and still have some left. To me it is a lot
simpler than fussing around with saucers of beer.

Cheers,
Sue

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"Antipodean Bucket Farmer" wrote in message
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I am not sure if "Slugg-o" is available here. What
Active Ingredient do I need to protect the cats?


Sluggo is available on online:

http://www.pestproducts.com/sluggo.htm

No affiliation, but I bought from them and was happy. A google search will
turn up other retailers.

Don't balk at the price. A little goes a long way--I've used the same
container of it for two summers and still have some left. To me it is a lot
simpler than fussing around with saucers of beer.

Cheers,
Sue

--

Zone 6, South-central PA


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Old 27-10-2004, 10:22 PM
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Antipodean Bucket Farmer wrote in message . ..
Hi Everybody,

Today, I was in a store, reading a package of slug-
killing product, which warned of the dangers for pets.

The idea was that the product had something in it that
made it taste bitter, to deter them, but that some
persistent pets will still eat it.

There are a couple of neighbors' cats here, so I want
to make sure that my anti-slug measures are safe for
them.


will the cats eat chickens? the chickens are murder on the slugs, and
quite organic.


I have heard )that copper wire is good (I read it on
the Inernet, so it "must" be true...) So I am thinking
of putting a loose spiral of that wire around the base
of my capsicums, with a backup of pet-friendly slug-
killer around the edge of the containers.

I am not sure if "Slugg-o" is available here. What
Active Ingredient do I need to protect the cats?

Thanks...


iron phosphate. I use nothing but sluggo. beer just does not work as
well. once you have few slugs, 1-2 ounces every 100 sqft will pretty
much control them, so it lasts a long time.
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Antipodean Bucket Farmer wrote in message . ..
Hi Everybody,

Today, I was in a store, reading a package of slug-
killing product, which warned of the dangers for pets.

The idea was that the product had something in it that
made it taste bitter, to deter them, but that some
persistent pets will still eat it.

There are a couple of neighbors' cats here, so I want
to make sure that my anti-slug measures are safe for
them.


will the cats eat chickens? the chickens are murder on the slugs, and
quite organic.


I have heard )that copper wire is good (I read it on
the Inernet, so it "must" be true...) So I am thinking
of putting a loose spiral of that wire around the base
of my capsicums, with a backup of pet-friendly slug-
killer around the edge of the containers.

I am not sure if "Slugg-o" is available here. What
Active Ingredient do I need to protect the cats?

Thanks...


iron phosphate. I use nothing but sluggo. beer just does not work as
well. once you have few slugs, 1-2 ounces every 100 sqft will pretty
much control them, so it lasts a long time.


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Old 13-11-2004, 12:26 PM
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Diatomatious Earth. It is a white powder product made of ground up
something from the ocean. It cuts the slugs under bellies up when they
crawl across it, and yet can be used to feed pets to de-worm them.

The only problem is that it has to be reapplied after each watering or rain.

Dwayne


"Antipodean Bucket Farmer" wrote in message
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Hi Everybody,

Today, I was in a store, reading a package of slug-
killing product, which warned of the dangers for pets.

The idea was that the product had something in it that
made it taste bitter, to deter them, but that some
persistent pets will still eat it.

There are a couple of neighbors' cats here, so I want
to make sure that my anti-slug measures are safe for
them.

I have heard )that copper wire is good (I read it on
the Inernet, so it "must" be true...) So I am thinking
of putting a loose spiral of that wire around the base
of my capsicums, with a backup of pet-friendly slug-
killer around the edge of the containers.

I am not sure if "Slugg-o" is available here. What
Active Ingredient do I need to protect the cats?

Thanks...

--
Guide To DIY Living
http://www.self-reliance.co.nz
(Work in progress)






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