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Old 09-06-2004, 01:10 PM
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HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?



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Old 09-06-2004, 01:10 PM
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GoldLexus wrote:

HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?


Careful, limited use of diatomaceous earth around the base of plants being
attacked
works for me.** Don't inhale the dust and don't broadcast, as it also kills
beneficial
insects and earthworms.*** Doesn't harm pets, even if they were to eat some.
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Old 09-06-2004, 01:10 PM
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"GoldLexus" wrote in message
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HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and

they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?


Sluggo, http://www.pestproducts.com/sluggo.htm, is non-toxic to people and
pets.


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On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 01:06:20 GMT, "GoldLexus"
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HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?

Sluggo, iron sulfate, is supposed to be pet safe. Beer traps are pet
safe. Putting down a board for them to hide under, then scraping them
off in the morning is a way to get rid of them.

The marigolds should come back fine, I don't know about the
sunflowers.


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Old 09-06-2004, 01:15 PM
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On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 01:39:37 GMT, Charles
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On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 01:06:20 GMT, "GoldLexus"
wrote:

HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?

Sluggo, iron sulfate, is supposed to be pet safe. Beer traps are pet
safe. Putting down a board for them to hide under, then scraping them
off in the morning is a way to get rid of them.

The marigolds should come back fine, I don't know about the
sunflowers.


Sluggo is iron phosphate (not iron sulfate). Anyway, it doubles as a
fertilizer and won't harm people or pets.


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Old 09-06-2004, 01:18 PM
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On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 01:06:20 GMT, "GoldLexus"
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HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?


Place a couple of bowls filled with stale beer left over from your
last barbecue party near the affected plants. The slugs love beer and
will crawl in and drown in the beer... it works.

Bad Bob

"Cook him till he's blue,
and smother him in onions."
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Old 09-06-2004, 01:19 PM
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"GoldLexus" wrote in message
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HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and

they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?


As others have indicated, an Iron Phosphate slug killer is pet and wildlife
safe. I think to get a handle on the situation you may want to try multiple
approaches if your infestation is significant. Put out the slug bate. Use
some traps with beer or a mixture of yeast, sugar, and water. Finally, in
the evening or early morning, go out and pick the slugs off the plants.
This should quickly reduce their population.


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Old 09-06-2004, 02:24 PM
 
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I agree. also, diatomateous earth isnt as cheap as granite grit for pigeons and the
stuff releases micronutrients. just sprinkle around the plants and slugs wont slime
across it. Ingrid

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"GoldLexus" wrote in message
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HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and

they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?


As others have indicated, an Iron Phosphate slug killer is pet and wildlife
safe. I think to get a handle on the situation you may want to try multiple
approaches if your infestation is significant. Put out the slug bate. Use
some traps with beer or a mixture of yeast, sugar, and water. Finally, in
the evening or early morning, go out and pick the slugs off the plants.
This should quickly reduce their population.




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Old 09-06-2004, 02:31 PM
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In article , GoldLexus
wrote:

HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?


Several years ago, when I was living in Vancouver BC I saw the most
ingenious slug solution. I had completely given up on lettuce because
the slugs ate more than I did.

An engineer friend who had small kids and pets had this luxuriant
lettuce field in his back yard. What he had done (typical engineer) was
frame his bed in 4x4's. He then ran out two parallel wires, about 1/4
inch apart, fixed to the 4x4, and connected the end of each to a the
terminals of a small battery (sorry don't recall the voltage maybe 6
volt). When the slugs crawled across they completed the circuit and
zap! no more slug.
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In article , GoldLexus
wrote:

HELP! I have newly planted marigolds and newly sprouted sunflowers and

they
and been severly munched by slugs! GRRRRRR. Can someone recommend a

good,
fast and pet safe slug killer?
Will these plants bounce back after being munched on?


Several years ago, when I was living in Vancouver BC I saw the most
ingenious slug solution. I had completely given up on lettuce because
the slugs ate more than I did.

An engineer friend who had small kids and pets had this luxuriant
lettuce field in his back yard. What he had done (typical engineer) was
frame his bed in 4x4's. He then ran out two parallel wires, about 1/4
inch apart, fixed to the 4x4, and connected the end of each to a the
terminals of a small battery (sorry don't recall the voltage maybe 6
volt). When the slugs crawled across they completed the circuit and
zap! no more slug.


I have heard that they don't like to come into contact with copper wire
because there is an galvanic reaction. It may not be necessary to electrify
the wire. I would be interested in any thoughts. This may be a myth.




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copper is pretty toxic. copper sulfate kills snails dead nicely. maybe sliming over
it is enough to kill em too. Ingrid

"Vox Humana" wrote:
I have heard that they don't like to come into contact with copper wire
because there is an galvanic reaction. It may not be necessary to electrify
the wire. I would be interested in any thoughts. This may be a myth.




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Place a couple of bowls filled with stale beer left over from your
last barbecue party near the affected plants. The slugs love beer and
will crawl in and drown in the beer... it works.

Bad Bob


empty tuna fish cans work great ...sink it into the ground to almost
level ...to get fancy, take a larger can top (ie large coffee can ),
put a crease in it to act like a tent above the beer to keep out rain

Stew Corman
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Old 10-06-2004, 05:02 PM
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The beer works, as does a bread yeast and sugar mixture, but after two weeks
of running an open bar for slugs I got sick of it. We collected about 80
each night and the next day there were 80 more.

I got a good deal on the pet safe killer and have been using it this week.
So far, so good, but since the caterpillars have moved in to finish off what
the slugs left, it's hard to know if it's working. sigh

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Place a couple of bowls filled with stale beer left over from your
last barbecue party near the affected plants. The slugs love beer and
will crawl in and drown in the beer... it works.

Bad Bob


empty tuna fish cans work great ...sink it into the ground to almost
level ...to get fancy, take a larger can top (ie large coffee can ),
put a crease in it to act like a tent above the beer to keep out rain

Stew Corman



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Old 12-06-2004, 01:02 PM
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I could never grow delphiniums or marigolds or anything else that slugs
perfer but on a gardening show on HGTV, they said that coffee was being
investigated as a deterent for slugs and I tried it and it appears to be
working. I just dump the coffee grounds in a bucket with some water and
then dump them around the plants and the plants are doing fine even though
it has been ideal slug conditions this year, cool and damp. I used the
copper wire on a few plants to check that out and it really works well also.




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