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Beer Traps to Rid Your Garden of Snails and Slugs – Tested

Beer Traps to Rid Your Garden of Snails and Slugs – Tested

I have heard nothing but good things about the effectiveness of beer traps to control slugs and snails in the garden but what if, like me, you’re a teetotaller?  Will yeast work as well as beer?  Will plain water lure any snails or slugs and what about using stout?  I’ve tested four different baits in four different traps and run this experiment three times in different parts of the garden to see what snails and slugs prefer to order at the bar.

Organic Methods to Control Snails – Tested

Organic Methods to Control Snails – Tested

With the onset of winter and wet weather comes the unrelenting nighttime raids by hordes of snails and slugs, their one goal, to feast on all the sweetest baby leaves of any newly planted seedling.  This got me wondering what, of the many organic deterrents, actually work?  With this in mind I set out to try the most popular, often suggested methods for saving seedlings from these persistent feeders.