WFMW- big, bad slugs

     The weather is getting warmer and more people are getting outside to plant some of their favorite summer staples like: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans and such.  Not only are you waiting to bite into your yummy fruits and veggies but so are many other bugs! 

     One of the big offenders are slugs.  They are nasty, slimy things.  Here are a couple of ways to help save your plants from slugs. 

1.  Next time someone gets a trim, save the hair.  Sprinkle the hair trimmings on the ground around the plant.  Slugs won’t cross it. 

2.  Set up a beer trap.  Put a shallow dish of beer in the area where slugs are a problem.  They are attracted to it.  Once on the dish to get the beer they drown and die.  Haha!

3.  Do not sprinkle table salt around your plants to kill slugs.  Yes, it will kill slugs but it will also kill your plants.  Epsom salt is good for plants (not too much Epsom salt though) but table salt is not.  You can sprinkle Epsom salt if you choose but it is usually hit or miss with the slugs.

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4 responses to “WFMW- big, bad slugs

  1. I’ll have to be sure to keep all the hair next time I line up all my boys for a hair cut!! Thanks for the tip!

  2. i didn’t know a slug wouldn’t cross a barrier of hair! you learn something new everyday, i guess!

  3. i DO know that it (hair) doesn’t repel raccoons the way they say it does, neither does peeing around the chicken cages, hanging bars of soap, leaving the dogs out or anything else we’ve tried. havaheart traps DO work however and now my poor chickens are rid of the terrorist ‘coons! for a while anyway lol

  4. I didn’t know about the salt, I thought all salt was the same, thanks for the tip.

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