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From: Aroideae at aol.com on 2000.08.25 at 19:40:09(5312)|
before i started using sluggo, i did just what you describe, but i found the
job much easier if i put bits of lettuce on top of the medium in pots or at
the base of plants in the ground. the slugs and snails seem to prefer it to
the aroids. so i'd go out at night with a bucket of soapy water and simply
drop the slugs/snails, lettuce and all into it. i hope this helps simplify
your task. the soap kills them too, so there's really no need for bleach
unless you just like to see them die quickly and mercifully. i kinda like
the idea of slow death myself.
<< Well down here in Miami the snails are almost unstoppable...or so they|
thought. Anyways we have perfected the hand pick method and the numbers have
dropped since last year. Basically the most effective thing is to go out
around 10 after a good rain with a wide mouth jug of some sort and a high
powered flashlight. Then when you've had enough go inside and put a little
bleach inside, cap the top and put somewhere out of the house. Even though
this may be time consuming or old fashioned but to me is the most effective.
If you dont want to collect bring a salt shaker along. The snails will love
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