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Sure sign of spring: first slug!

Posted by Tracywag Z5 NY (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 31, 05 at 10:48

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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RE: Sure sign of spring: first slug!

  • Posted by hammerl z5-6 Amherst NY (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 31, 05 at 11:12

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.


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


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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.


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


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


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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


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Yesterday I had the first mosquito buzzing around me.


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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. :)


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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


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