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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.

How to Catch Earwigs that are Eating Your Garden

How to Catch Earwigs that are Eating Your Garden

So, you’ve noticed chewed holes in the leaves of your vegetables consisting of fairly small bite marks that create large ragged holes, but no silvery snail trails. You may have earwigs. Here’s how to identify and trap earwigs in an eco friendly manner.