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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wild things, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. wild things

    wild things Hatching

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    We have a serious pest promblem. Slugs and all kinds of bugs are taking advantage of our vegtable garden and the plants just can`t another bombardement. Its like a warzone and i hate to say I am losing. I don`t want to spray pesticides becuase that eliminates the idea of my organic garden and that would be bad for the chickens. I`ve read that ducks will eat the vermin that are running wild in my garden but i`ve also read that unlike chickens ducks won`t come back home to roost. I have plenty of room to accomadate ducks and a their is a small pond nearby my house. My garden is moderatly large in size. What do I do??? When i go to sleep i feel like i can here those bugs munching away and laughing at my efforts. Ahhhhh, please help me!!!!!!!
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  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    One of the ways to get rid of snails and especially slugs is to lay a piece of wood on the the ground at the base of the plants..... During the heat of the day the slugs exit for a cooler spot. In the afternoon grab up the piece of wood and thunk em into a coffee can.

    Mom did that.... It works....

    Good luck

    deb

    Oh and Welcome [​IMG] from the San Diego High Desert... LOL
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2013
  3. wild things

    wild things Hatching

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    Thank you soo much perchie.girl!!! i put the wood down this moring all along the base of my plants and [​IMG]!! I check the piece of wood in the afternoon and their they are all slimy and slithering around on it. off to the coffee can they go! Good ridance! Once again thanks!

    Wild things
     
  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    LOL you are welcome sometimes the simplest solutions are the best....

    deb
     

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