Slugs

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  1. mommytotwo

    mommytotwo DIS Veteran

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    Is there a way to get rid of slugs using a home remedy?
     
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  3. LindaBabe

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    pick em off with chop sticks & put 'em in a can of soapy water.

    take some jar lids and fill with beer. put them in the ground near the affected plants, they'll drown themselves.
     
  4. mommytotwo

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    Thank you for that tip. We have always put alot of salt on them to kill them.



    I will have to try that beer idea.
     
  5. MinniesDi

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    How unpleasant!

    How about sprinkling crushed egg shells around your plants, slugs hate the texture and can't move on them. Saves killing them slowly!
     
  6. MazdaUK

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    The beer works well, or you can buy copper tape to put round pots - they get a shock off it and move away. I've tried the eggshells, but you do need a lot! An alternative is to buy a big bag of bran (very cheap in health shops) and sprinkle it wound plants. It works the sam as eggshells - its prickly - but you need to refresh it after rain.
     

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