Slug control...i only have one beer

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by moodusnewchick, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to put out beer tonight for the slugs. it didn't occur to me how damaging these things are. Problem is, I only have one beer in the fridge. I'm from CT, we don't sell alcohol on Sundays. Are there any other fermented joys I can use for slugs? I have plenty of wine!!
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Your going to feed wine to slugs? [​IMG] By the time you get an answer it will probably be monday anyway. Just buy some tomorrow on your way home from work. I doubt the slugs are going to do that much more damage in less than 24hrs.
     
  3. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suggest you put your feet up, drink that last beer, and buy more for the slugs tomorrow...[​IMG]
     
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Use it, pour it through a strainer, and use it again. Feed the beer-marinated drowned slugs to your party-hardy ducks or chickens-- TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Just dump salt on the slugs. It will make them dry up. Problem solved. [​IMG]
     
  6. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have slugs in my house. I don't like them but didn't know that they were bad. What do they do?
    Chris
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:They are damaging to plants and vegetation.
     
  8. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    d.k :

    * Use it, pour it through a strainer, and use it again. Feed the beer-marinated drowned slugs to your party-hardy ducks or chickens-- TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! [​IMG][​IMG]

    so i can feed the marinated slugs to ducks? someone wrote on another post that the fermentation (mold) would kill them.​
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I've never heard that, and I know people have used the grain/hops leftovers as feed. Sometimes, while still warm. . . If anything I think it would be too much of the alcohol, just like with people.
     
  10. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drink the beer and put the salt on the slugs!!
    Seriously, I put oyster shell around all my plants that the slugs bother and it works great. They used to really damage my hostas and green pepper plants until I mounded up some oyster shell around the base of each and now they don't touch them.
    Hope this helps.
     

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