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Old 05-04-2012, 10:11 AM
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WinkHelp me get rid of slugs


PLEASE HELP AND ANY ADVISE WOULD BE WONDERFUL
GETTING RID OF SLUGS, THEY ARE EATING MY FLOWERS
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:55 PM
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If you can see them, give em a shot of Ammonia, Instant meltdown.
if you can't, sprinkle some Diatomnus Earth around your plants. You get this at a pet or aquarium store; just be careful it has tiny slivers that inject into the skin.
Wear gloves and wash hands after using.. not sure if i spelled it right but it is used in aquarium filtration.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:24 AM
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vette, I'm having hundreds of them too. They sell a snail pellet bait. I've heard that if you lay a jar lid or saucer in the bed, pour beer in it, they will climb in, having a big old drinking party they never recover from. I've been scraping them into the fish pond for food, or stomping them. Salt will dissolve them but keep away from plants of course.
Callanh, Glad to hear about the ammonia trick, will try that one.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:39 PM
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Thank you both I will try them all!
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:10 AM
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Home made products for pests and fungus


If you check out YouTube and type in Home made pest control and fungus control.It will help you out for next time.

One of the recipes for fungicide.
I tried this and it was wonderful with all the rain we have had in Florida I had to deal with alot of fungus problems.
What a money saver and safe to spray no worry.

1 gallon water
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 cup of milk
and 1 tablespoon of canola oil

This cures fungus but if you add soap to it.Then it also becomes is a pest control as well.
Do not get carried away with the baking soda more is not better.
Before you do this PLEASE watch YOUTUBE
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:46 PM
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I've had some success with wood ashes(like from your fireplace)- However it must be replaced after heavy rain.Also have used a pie tin (planted ground level)filled with beer.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:31 PM
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I add crushed egg shells or cracked pecan hulls to the beds. Anything that will cut their bellies.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:51 PM
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You guys are so helpful, thanks for the great Ideas.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:47 AM
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I use soda bottles.......

cut the top third off a soda bottle, add some slug bait in the bottom, insert the top into the bottom spout first, attach both ends together with a couple staples and put where you have the slug problem....

soda bottles are cheap if not free, they are basicly child and pet safe and you don't have to touch the slimy critters!
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:06 AM
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Help with slugs


You can sprinkle flour on them. It will suffocate them on the plant but don't leave it on more than two days. Also next year before they start make a ring of flour at the base of the plant. They won't be able to cross it to get up the plant and suffocate. Some people use lime but flour is cheeper.Both do the job and we always have flour on hand. Good Luck!
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:05 PM
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TalkingEggs shells worked!



This poor guy is looking a lot better thanks to beavercreeks advice on eggs shells. Seems to have done the trick because I have new growth with the leaves still whole!!
The beer did work but it was getting costly, slugs like beer!
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:12 PM
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Great job I almost lost my hot peppers seedlings before. I also use crushed egg shells plus coffee grounds on my flower bed- veggies. It's been 3 weeks and I have no more slugs. A mix of yeast, warm water, sugar and flour also works great
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