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Old 23-02-2003, 08:39 AM
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I also use Sluggo in the beds, around plants I know the slugs love to
eat down to the ground. It works pretty well.

--Carolyn


What is 'sluggo'?
I use Cory's Snail Bait which claims that it can be used safely around
vegetables . My snow peas are being devastated by slugs. Interestingly enough,
they haven't attacked the newly planted roses. I am in a new place and am not
too familiar with garden denizens yet -- since I am starting a new garden from
scratch.

/z.
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I also use Sluggo in the beds, around plants I know the slugs love to
eat down to the ground. It works pretty well.

--Carolyn


What is 'sluggo'?
I use Cory's Snail Bait which claims that it can be used safely around
vegetables . My snow peas are being devastated by slugs. Interestingly enough,
they haven't attacked the newly planted roses. I am in a new place and am not
too familiar with garden denizens yet -- since I am starting a new garden from
scratch.

/z.
Los Angeles


i heard something about putting some beer in a shallow pan. my
father-in-law tried this and he swears it worked. not sure why, the
snails get drunk and forget where they were?? anyone hear of this?


Yes, it's popular with the organic brigade, who call it a Slug Pub. The
idea is that the little dears smell the brew, fall in and drown. Then
you clean them out and start again. Never works for me.

Dorys


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Just a quick reminder to remember your pets when using snail bait. Just when I
think everyone knows this, I get a tearful call from a friend who's new puppy
is fighting for her life at the vet's after ingesting a small amount of pellet
type snail bait...looks waaay too edible to be safely used around pets or small
children.

NT

I also use Sluggo in the beds, around plants I know the slugs love to
eat down to the ground. It works pretty well.

--Carolyn


What is 'sluggo'?
I use Cory's Snail Bait which claims that it can be used safely around
vegetables . My snow peas are being devastated by slugs. Interestingly

enough,
they haven't attacked the newly planted roses. I am in a new place and am

not
too familiar with garden denizens yet -- since I am starting a new garden

from
scratch.

/z.
Los Angeles


i heard something about putting some beer in a shallow pan. my
father-in-law tried this and he swears it worked. not sure why, the
snails get drunk and forget where they were?? anyone hear of this?


Yes, it's popular with the organic brigade, who call it a Slug Pub. The
idea is that the little dears smell the brew, fall in and drown. Then
you clean them out and start again. Never works for me.

Dorys


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Snooze wrote:

Does anyone know of an effective organic snail and slug control or atleast a
solution that relies on less pesticide.

I've tried the pan of beer method, and frankly it's area of affect is not
that wide. I'd rather not have to pepper the garden with half buried cans of
beer.

Using the shotgun approach with lines of Cory's or Ortho slug/snail bait
across the yard is highly effective and not as noticable as a pan or half
buried can of beer. And it often reminds me of the French Maginot Line


If there is a trail you can find, salt it with table salt. This dries the slime and does away with
the snails. You can also salt them individually if you can find them and there are not to many of
them.

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Does anyone know of an effective organic snail and slug control or atleast a
solution that relies on less pesticide.


Sure, buy a couple of ducks...they control the slugs and give your garden some
fertilizer at the same time.

BT







I've tried the pan of beer method, and frankly it's area of affect is not
that wide. I'd rather not have to pepper the garden with half buried cans of
beer.

Using the shotgun approach with lines of Cory's or Ortho slug/snail bait
across the yard is highly effective and not as noticable as a pan or half
buried can of beer. And it often reminds me of the French Maginot Line

Sameer

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I am brand-new to the group and not very knowledgeable about roses (yet),
but I do know about slug control. As many have suggested, beer in a very
shallow pan will attract slugs, the climb in, and are killed by the SALT in
the beer. you could try putting salt around any plant you don't want to
have violated, but I have NO idea what the salt would do to the plant you
are trying to protect. Another very good idea is to take broken egg shells
and place around the plant in question. When the slimy little beasts try to
get to your plant, they slice their little bellies to shreds, and will avoid
the area in the future. I have seen this done successfully.

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