UGH! I was clean up a flower bed yesterday and found a big fat, slow, slug. Snip.
And so it begins...
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.
Yuck...slugs already? I'm afraid to look...good thing I just bought more Sluggo.
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.
I bought Sluggo on eBay. It's safe to use around pets and won't harm the environment. I just more last week.
My local garden center stocks Sluggo in all sizes - I buy it by the gallon. Needs to be redone every couple of weeks.
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...
Yesterday I had the first mosquito buzzing around me.
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. :)
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.