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kok328 09-10-2009 09:11 AM

While sprinkling salt on a slug is somewhat amusing, with what do I treat my lawn to get rid of them?

Unless of course there is some benefit to them that I'm not aware of.

Billvila 09-10-2009 09:16 AM

Are they everywhere or in one spot? If there in one spot most poison's work great.

Billvila 09-10-2009 09:16 AM

I had snails and they cleared up quick.

kok328 09-10-2009 10:54 AM

I notice them mostly around the edging and sidewalks.
The wife get grossed out by them and when I sprinkle them w/salt they turn into a puddle of slim that doesn't wash off easily. If I sprinkle them while in the lawn, the salt kills the grass.
I do have some liquid insect killer that you have to mix w/water and apply w/a garden hose but, it doesn't indicate that it will work for slugs. It does indicate that it works for grubs but, I found that it doesn't.

CraigFL 09-10-2009 12:41 PM

I heard they like beer in a shallow pan....

kok328 09-10-2009 03:01 PM

Yes but, problem is so do I

Billvila 09-11-2009 10:58 AM

Think you die an early death with booze in a pan. My wife threw away the container but it was yellow and green _____ dust. They still come back but its in the spring, and there easy to get rid of. And don't use salt on the drive. I tried it and then had to scrub them off after the sun dried them.

kwmainer 12-03-2009 09:51 PM

I use beer in a pan, when I need. Slugs are bad for some flowers and such. Ichhy things. The beer acts like bait, they fall in... drown. Personally I hate beer :D so using it for slugs doesn't faz me a bit. Oh, and I don't have a dog either....


TheClumsyCarpenter 03-14-2010 06:19 PM

Beer in a cup worked for us as well.

Basically just dug a hole deep enough for the cup to sit, filled it about half way with beer and threw out the nastiness the next morning.

Wuzzat? 03-14-2010 08:39 PM

Ya' don't want to read this. . .:eek:
Slug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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