There was an unwholesome little arbour in one dark corner, much frequented by the larger black slug
, where I used to pass glorious afternoons making plans.
Results have been analysed revealing that lager attracted 64 times more slugs
than water but the plant-eating pests have no preference when it comes to brand or cost.
| Introduce predators - nematodes are worm parasites that kill slugs
. A treatment for 40 sq m cost around PS13, and lasts six weeks.
Fifteen replicates (60 slugs
in total) were assessed, each on a different day.
and snails love damp conditions and are most active at night, which is why walking outside in the evening after rain is like navigating a minefield sometimes.
This is very important for baiting and slaying slugs
. Know your enemy!
The humid weather has become an ideal breeding ground for Spanish slugs
, which are known to feast on plants as well as dead mice and even each other.
If your shotgun has a fixed Full choke, you may be able to shoot Foster-type slugs
safely, as long as the manufacturer agrees.
I had a similar problem, then my neighbour got frogs or toads in her garden and one of the toads lived in the drain and ate all the slugs
The advances in shotgun slugs
in the past couple decades may not have the same sex appeal compared to rifle and handgun ammo, but advances nave been considerable.
Warnings went out much earlier in the season predicting a slug
population explosion, warning that young plants are particularly vulnerable to attack, but when slugs
are on the rampage and in numbers as great as they have been this year due to the mild winter and wet summer, nothing is safe.
While many people opt for slug
pellets, Paul claims that even so-called organic varieties may harm other wildlife.