Oh yeah, and skunks like beer too. Especially if they find tasty slugs marinating in the container. My black lab still cannot tell the difference between cats and skunks. He's got a heart of gold, but sometimes is no smarter than a box of rocks.PonderosaQ said:My son kept wondering why the beer disppeared but he got no slugs.
Fool said:Eliminate ALL slugs. I have had a rough year with slugs. I have not yet gotten to the point where I will use chemicals, but I am close. The slugs come out of the wooded areas and attack most plants.
I have tried the "beer in container" method, and this works somewhat, but gets expensive and does not cover a large area. Maybe 10 feet diameter or so.
The method I find most effective is hand picking. Ok, use a trowel if you are squeemish. I walk the perimeter of my lawn and garden a couple mornings a week (especially if it rained the night before) and hand pick as many as I can in an hour or so. So far this year, I estimate I have harvested at least four thousand slugs. I got at least three hundred just this morning.
Also, don't use salt. The only thing more disgusting than a slug is a slug that is disolving, which is what salt does to them. Put a couple of tablespoons of dish soap in a bucket with an couple inches of water. When you drop them in they will not try to climb out and drown pretty quickly. I usually leave them in there several hours before dumping theim in the woods.
I have visions of slugs when I close my eyes.
Too bad there isn't a market for them! :haha: