Slugs [beer traps]

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rowlandwells

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Slugs [beer traps]
« on: February 22, 2020, 17:03 »
I bought several beer traps the other day as they where on offer don't much about these beer traps haven't used them before I guess you just place the trap on the ground and fill the trap up with beer and hope the slugs decide to have a party before munching on your brassicas

beer traps must be worth a try if they get rid of  slugs so for those of you out there that use these beer traps are they any good? or should I stick to the slug pellets also  I mite need to test the beer before putting it in the traps  :D :D

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Re: Slugs [beer traps]
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 17:47 »
I use store brand economy varnish remover beer. The slugs love it despite the fact it's undrinkable!
I use it beer traps alongside pellets in my brassica bed.

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Re: Slugs [beer traps]
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2020, 08:06 »
It'll be watered down beer till the rain stops mind.

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Re: Slugs [beer traps]
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 15:17 »
reading your reply Plot 1 problem it  looks like its going to be worth having a go with my beer traps alongside slug pellets anything's worth a try to keep those damn slugs at bay and I take you point about economy beer far  better to use that than Newcastle brown or adnams best because I mite cry if I had to give my slugs that  :D anyway beer traps that's on the agenda this season will let you know if it works for me

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Re: Slugs [beer traps]
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2020, 16:40 »
It'll be watered down beer till the rain stops mind.

My beer traps have got a roof on them to keep the rain out :D

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Re: Slugs [beer traps]
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2020, 09:06 »
yes those I bought also have a roof on Plot 1 problem to keep the slugs dry as the having a drink  :D

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Re: Slugs [beer traps]
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2020, 10:21 »
When I was a barmaid, I used to bring home beer from the drip trays for the slugs. Pubs will probably be happy for you take it, if you can find one still open.

What are you putting all it in?  Ive a new allotment to clear, and imagine it will be rife with the slimy little *, and Ill need every weapon in the my arsenal (I had them pretty well managed on the old plot.  Id forgotten the weeds wont be the only thing I need to start again with)

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Re: Slugs [beer traps]
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2020, 17:21 »
I'm putting them in beer traps I bought cheep the other day from Homebase and the beer traps do have a roof I did buy some beer traps last year but never used them silly me :wacko:

and as I said I'm taking some advise from Plot 1 problem using the beer traps alongside slug pellets



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