Slugs

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  1. Miry

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    Any ideas on to keep the slugs from eating my plants?
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    slug beer trap.

    If you google "slug beer trap" lots of images and videos come up if you wanted to see some examples.
     
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    good thread JungleKeeper (above)

    i bought some of the copper from Lee Valley a few years ago.

    also - Miry - I think you have pets? (mentioned in previous discussion here) - note that bait is highly toxic and they are attracted to it for some reason - you'd have a tragedy on your hands for sure.
    http://npic.orst.edu/capro/snailbait.html

    beer - well - sure. I don't know if the non-alcohol (and much less costly) beer would work just as well - does it have to have the alcohol in it? I think it's the sweetness they like. And you will have to quell any queasy thoughts as you dispose of a container of drowned mushy slugs. ugh.
     
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    Yes I do have two miniature dachshund so I would have to be careful what I use. I actually disposed of one in the front yard this morning.
     
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    ---- DISPOSED? ---- i hope you mean a naughty slug - not a dachs pup ; )
    tho i have been known to make some treasured animal friends grave markers in former gardens.
     
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    Your too funny!
    Can you see me doing away with one of these cute dogs?
    Miry on the left curled up in my clean clothes that I just took out of the dryer and Angel loving the afghan
     

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    your photos give a whole new meaning to the term "slug" don't they - as in lazy cuddly warm and - very photogenic and cute!

    they must enjoy your sunny garden outdoors with you -

    off topic now - do they dig your garden - my dachs experience is that they can rip out the garden - usually whatever you have coaxed along and is JUST about to bloom - they are very energetic diggers - wide chest - muscular legs, big paws - floppy ears to protect their ear canals from soil, etc.
     
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    Thank goodness my dogs do not dig in my gardens. I do have raised beds but still they don't cause any problems. I have a large backyard for then to roam, investigate and they have this funny thing they do. Miry chases Angel around and around the yard. Boy can they run. It is a hoot!!!

    They love to chase the crows. I just have to say crows and they want outside.

    One thing I can say is they make me laugh every day!
     
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    I must say the picture of Angel tugged at my heart strings. We lost our boy Ace mid January and after 25 years we are now a dog-less house, and it ain't the same I can tell you. That look on Angel's face is just too familiar...
     
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    Thank you!
     

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