Build a Better Slug Trap

Judy Glattstein
Tue, 13 Mar 2007 07:35:17 PDT
I've found that slugs don't necessarily need micro-brew, import, 
American, or even lie beer. They are attracted to water with a spoonful 
of sugar and a pinch of yeast. Fermentation does it every time.

Another technique if you want to safely use Sluggo or similar products. 
Birds and pets cannot get to the poison bait.

Take an empty 2-liter plastic soda bottle.
Cut it apart where the neck and shoulder flare out into a cylinder
Invert the top and insert into cylinder, creating a funnel-like effect
Staple together
Pour a couple of tablespoons of slug pellets into container and lay it 
on its side in a slug-visited area
Slugs will be attracted to the scent of the pellets and slimily climb 
their way in
Not being Nature's intellectual giants, the slugs cannot figure out how 
to reverse direction and climb out
When the container has done it's job, pick it up and toss into the 
trash. No fuss, no muss, no slime on your hands

Judy in New Jersey, where winter is on the wane

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