They've probably been there all the time. They're very good at hiding during
the daylight hours. Get some Sluggo and sprinkle around plants you want to
protect. It's only poisonous to slugs and snails.
If you punch
Google, one of the responses will be "[PDF] SNAILS AND SLUGS"
Click that and you should get:
LESS-TOXIC PEST MANAGEMENT
SNAILS AND SLUGS
IN YOUR GARDEN
A sub-heading will bring you to "USE IRON PHOSPHATE BAIT"
The products recommended are "Sluggo", "Escar-Go", or "Worry Free",
whose active ingredient is ferric phosphate (iron phosphate on the
lable). Home Despot also has a house brand that uses "iron phosphate".
It's a little pricy, but effective and worry free.
Easy way to bring critters into your garden is by purchasing container
plants. Who knows where they have been?
Concerning slugs. Billy from Camp run a mock told me about
Their service is V E R Y Slow.
500g for $100 but you only need 1 % to kill em.
'Dick Adams[_2_ Wrote:
> ;958057']I live in Ellicott City, MD and have been in this house
We live in Oregon and have plenty of slugs and snails here. We've had
good success lately by hand-picking them in the middle of the night for
a few nights in a row, and also by putting out beer traps (beer mixed
with a little bit of yeast in small jars (e.g. baby food jars)
strategically placed around the garden, especially close to areas where
slugs are likely to come from.
We also got ducks, and there's nothing more satisfying than feeding the
hand-picked bounty to our ducks. :)
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