Pet Safe Slug Treatment

I am looking for a slug treatment that won't harm cats and dogs.

Hardiness Zone: 9a

By Jackie

March 30, 20100 found this helpful


You can go to your local hardware store and buy Copper strips. The slugs/snails will not cross it. This method is pet proof. Good luck Sherri & Tucker

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March 30, 20100 found this helpful

Cut pieces of PVC into 1 foot lengths. Squeeze deadline into them (just a squirt), tilt so deadline runs towards center. Slugs can enter PVC, animals cannot.

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March 30, 20100 found this helpful

Bury a dish up to the rim in the soil and pour in a couple of inches of beer. Slugs can't resist it. We use it all the time.

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March 30, 20100 found this helpful

The beer works great. Every spring, when I am planting my garden, I "plant" a couple of beer bottles. Bury them a couple of feet apart, standing them straight up, so the top of the bottle is level with the ground. Pour in a couple of inches of beer, and the slugs will crawl in. I add about an inch of beer every week. At the end of summer I toss out the slug filled bottle and start again the next spring. Works wonderfully!

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April 13, 20100 found this helpful

I hear sprinkling hair (ask for it when yours gets cut) around the base of a plant the slugs do not like hair they wont cross it. It sticks to them. This will not harm you animals.

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April 14, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks to all of you for your great ideas. Jackie

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