Return to the Integrated Pest Management Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Help with Slug Beer Traps

Posted by eleniontolto none (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 12, 11 at 16:50

I am putting some beer traps for slugs in my veggie beds. However, all I have that's about the right size for the containers is some paper bowls. They have pretty gradually sloped edges. Like this:

Do you guys think this would work, or would the slugs be able to just climb out?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Help with Slug Beer Traps

You can use almost anything for the trap. I've used the tops of mayonnaise jars, cat food cans, plastic cups that I've cut way down. Just be sure to bury your container so that the slugs can just walk right in. They won't be able to get out once they hit the beer.

RE: Help with Slug Beer Traps

How high do you fill the traps? I filled mine with about 1 1/2 inches from the top. The slugs seemed to congregate around the rim on the inside of the containers, but only a couple actually drowned themselves out of around 15-20 around the inside of the rims.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Integrated Pest Management Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here