Use dollar store sprayer to spray the ground or poke holes in the cap and sprinkle the complete perimeter of your garden. (Wear rubber gloves to do this, you will not want this smelly solution on your hands) Repeat process after rain. Slugs (and lots of other annoying insects and animals such as flies, mosquitoes, cats and dogs hate the smell and will go elsewhere. It's inexpensive, VERY EFFECTIVE (most importantly), and less time-consuming than going to the store for slug bait or emptying the slug traps.
I am a bit ashamed to admit I did enjoy grinding the slugs after what they did to my plants, you may experience this feeling too!
Source: I must have read this somewhere but it was so long ago that I do not know where it was. Probably a Readers Digest Problem Solver Book.
By Christine from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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GOOD FOR YOU!!! I have been using "Bug Juice" for years - I also do not remember where I got the idea, read about it someplace I guess.
But instead of grinding, I blend! I get "garden blenders" at yard sales for about a buck. A blender is much quicker. Just pop the offending critter in the blender, add some water and presto, bug juice! and any bug will do.
Gosh, where did you find this idea? I think I would rather deal with slugs.
Ewwwww, I dunno if I could do that! Grind them up, ewww! how would the food taste with that protien drink all over them?
Sounds like a winner....IF one can collect the slugs (mine are invisible in the mulch) and find a grinder.
Jerry Baker, the garden "expert", suggests doing this for any bug problem. Apparently other bugs can smell that their kind has died there and are repelled by it? If the slugs smell so badly to all creatures, how do you stand the smell yourself? I can't even stand the smell of our garbage sack sitting right by the back door over night, and have to take it on out to the alley promptly instead. Lol God bless you. : )
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