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Healingplant
Jun 27, 2017 11:34 AM CST
How to rid them.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 27, 2017 11:51 AM CST
I use snail pellets. Ashes around plants. Oatmeal, but birds love it. Grits/corn meal, has double wammy, it kills ants, also.
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tarev
Jun 27, 2017 11:53 AM CST
You can sprinkle diatomaceous earth, or put saucers with beer, or manually pluck them out at night if you want, more visible at night being nocturnal.
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Yorkshirelass
Jun 27, 2017 11:56 AM CST
I would encourage wildlife, such as frogs, toads, hedgehogs and thrushes, to enter your garden to eat the slugs and snails.
Avoid using slug pellets and other chemical deterrants.
Alternatively sink shallow saucers of beer around your garden, the pests will fall in and die 'happily?'

Surrounding your plants with very sharp horticultural grit helps to deter slugs and snails as they unable to slither over it.

Remove any rotting plant debris as this may be a breeding ground.

Good luck
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Healingplant
Jun 27, 2017 2:05 PM CST
Thank you so very much.
Name: greene
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greene
Jun 27, 2017 5:06 PM CST
If you eat cantaloupe, place an empty half cantaloupe shell in the garden so the slugs and snails can enter to eat. Early in the morning get out there quick and dispatch them. I think you can re-use the canteloupe for one or two more days.

Some folks use copper wire to deter slugs. I have no idea if it works.
Here is an example of a product you can purchase: https://jet.com/product/detail...
But I think any bare copper wire might have the same effect. Shrug!
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DaisyI
Jun 27, 2017 6:05 PM CST
I used to water good then go out with my flashlight and pick up snails and put them in a plastic ziplock bag and drop it into the garbage. We don't seem to have snails and slugs here in the desert but I do get them in my greenhouse. A cut potato face down on the soil attracts them. The beer always evaporates before it catches anything. Smiling
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sallyg
Jun 28, 2017 4:30 AM CST
Coffee grounds is one more supposed deterrent.
I sprinkled a little slug bait around my basil and immediately saw results, new leaves without holes in them. Slug bait has iron, non toxic to people and pets.
One person here dissolved some iron phosphate fertilizer in water and made a spray of it- can't say how much you would use.
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Jun 28, 2017 3:14 PM CST
There are snail pellets that say they are safe for vege's.
The new craze, seems to be, slugo?😕???
So ! Who ? Do you belive ???
Xyz. Ddd. Mdx. ???
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 28, 2017 3:23 PM CST
Here's an article that might help:
http://extension.oregonstate.e...
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Name: Connie
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conniepr27
Jun 28, 2017 8:49 PM CST
Crumbled egg shells sprinkled all around the plant so they can't crawl over them to get to the plant. It seems to be working for me.

I got REALLY lucky this spring, early spring. I was out doing some clean up and was lifting the edging blocks to remove the grass that was trying to grow towards the flowerbeds and discovered a pile of eggs. I went online to see if they might be slug or snail eggs. Sure enough, they were. So I spent half a day lifting each block and scooping out all the eggs into buckets. Smiling I got rid of thousands of them! Wow, did that ever minimize my problem!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 28, 2017 9:20 PM CST
There's your clue. Look under things. That's were they will be hiding out.
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