Slug and Snail Traps
and Snail traps are used to both attract them in concentrated
groups for collection or to bait and kill them in your organic garden.
Attracting Slugs and Snails
I'm sure you've noticed that when you find slugs and snails in
your organic garden they are huddled together in large groups.
Use this observation to biologically control them. Slugs and
snails will always crawl under "stuff" to get away from the light and
heat. In the morning all you need to do is to collect them.
Uses for Organically Trapped Slugs and Snails:
- Place in Compost
pile (drown them first in a pale of water)
- Feed to Chickens
- Feed to Tilapia (crushed up), shells and all
- Make escargot with
the garden snails
Wooden Boards - Scatter short
sections of wooden board (lightly water) throughout the garden, and
allowing the Slugs and Snails to hide beneath them and then destroying
them on a consistent basis.
Oatmeal - Slugs and Snails love
wet oatmeal are very attracted to it. Each morning you will find many
of them in concentrated groups so you can destroy them on a consistent
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Inverted Flower Pot - Prop
the flower pot upside down (prop side edge up slightly).
Slugs and Snails will crawl up into the pots for easy
Beer Traps - Take shallow saucers
and place them throughout the organic garden. Around dusk pour about a
1/2" of beer (use cheap beer, they really don't care) into each saucer.
The next morning you will have between fifteen to twenty drowned Slugs
and Snails in each saucer. Refill nightly with fresh beer. This method
is very effective if done every night for at least one week. Remember
to move the saucers to different locations each night.
Iron Phosphate - Iron Phosphate
is a safe approach, which is much more safe and natural than
metaldehyde based baits (not an organic).
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