Sure sign of spring: first slug!

tracywag(Z5 NY)March 31, 2005

UGH! I was clean up a flower bed yesterday and found a big fat, slow, slug. Snip.

And so it begins...

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hammerl(z5-6 Amherst NY)

I went through all last summer, a rainy, cool summer, boasting how I didn't have ANY slugs. Sure enough, the dog ran into the back flower bed two days ago, and when I called her in, I found a small slug (a petite one-inch long dark and disgusting one)on her foot when cleaning her off. Ack.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2005 at 11:12AM
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adina72(z5 CNY)

Yuck...slugs already? I'm afraid to look...good thing I just bought more Sluggo.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2005 at 4:39PM
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faltered(Hamburg NY Z5/6)

Awww man. I'm not looking forward to fighting the slugs again this year.

Where do you guys get your Slug killer stuff? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2005 at 11:22AM
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adina72(z5 CNY)

I bought Sluggo on eBay. It's safe to use around pets and won't harm the environment. I just more last week.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2005 at 2:15PM
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oldroser(z5)

My local garden center stocks Sluggo in all sizes - I buy it by the gallon. Needs to be redone every couple of weeks.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2005 at 11:01PM
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Anne_Marie_Alb(5)

yea.. they are out... I was also afraid to look, but as I was removing some leaf mulch.. I found them. As long as they eat/decompose my dried leaves, they are welcome.

As much as I hate slugs, I can't make myself use sluggo, because it starves them and they die after several days. I try to leave a 'shelter' place for them (a board for example) and in the morning drop them in water with soap. I hope it kills them quickly.
At the HVCC Garden Show, I bought a copper tape (made by Safer), and I'll see how this works.

Nice weekend for slugs...

Anne-Marie

    Bookmark   April 2, 2005 at 8:13AM
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susanzone5(z5NY)

Yesterday I had the first mosquito buzzing around me.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2005 at 8:53AM
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sunsi(z5 NY)

Mosquitos, fleas and slugs...would the world suffer if they went extinct, lol Well ok...slugs and mosquitos feed other critters so they do serve a purpose. :)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2005 at 7:47AM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Last year I used a piece of copper tubing that we had left over from hooking up the icemaker on the refrigerator. I used it to encircle my seedlings after planting them. I didnt notice any slug damage around those plants though I did see the slugs nearby. I quickly removed them with a stick just in case.

Penny

    Bookmark   April 28, 2005 at 8:38AM
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