Slugs hide under rocks, pieces of wood or anything else to stay cool and out
of the sun all day. Slugs leave slime trails everywhere they go (not sure
about snails with shells leaving slime). I have an oak tree in my front yard
that I have found the slime trails on at least 6 feet off the ground. I have
no idea why they would travel that far up away from the moist ground, but
they do it. My wife puts out slug traps with some beer in them; the slugs
get attacted by the smell, climb in, get high and drown. What a way to waste
beer, but it works for sure. she also buys slome slug bait/poison that is
supposed to be safe to birds and mammals (iron sulfate, I think). There is
slug bait being sold that is dangerous to dogs and other pets, so be
carefull what you buy. The damn slugs eat up all the leave on the nice
plants she has growing. They get bigger than 5/8 inch thick and4 or more
inches long. The more they eat, the bigger they grow. Ithink the first time
we had slugs in the yard years back, they were in some plants we bought at
Home Depot or some other supplier. They are disgusting.
not too coarse; people recommend diatomaceous earth,. which is pretty
fine,. used to be the abrasive in toothpaste, to give you some idea.
big grit, the slugs just climb over it.
same stuff is good nontoxic bug killer too, apparently; exterminator
treated a wasp nest in the eaves by blowing a bunch of diatomaceous
earth in the hole. the bugs supposedly just get it all over themselves
and just grind themselves up, he said.
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