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Help with Slugs I posted this but I don't know where it went last fall we were infested BADLY with slugs and they ate up alot of tomatoes and other stuff before I figured out what was going on I was told they don't die over the winter and there is no way to kill them out where did they come from and what can I do to stop them from invading my Garden this year
I forgot to mention that we live in Hankinson N.D the very Sothern corner of the State A place with alot of snow right now
Hi Barbara, there are several ways to get rid of slugs.
(1) At evening, make slight depressions in the ground and put out shallow dishes of beer that the slugs can slither into. It attracts them and they drown/die.
(2) Have a salt shaker with you so that when you see them you can sprinkle it on them ... stops 'em in their tracks.
Good Luck! :)
Thank-Youfor posting that for me the only other thing is maybe what I think are SLUGS maybe are not I was reading about them on the search page the things I am talking about look like fat creamy colored slightly pink ugly things that move like snails with out the shell are these slugs or what the page i was looking at that described a slug said the were grey or black HELP
Hello Barbara, It sounds as if you have got what are called over here as FIELD SLUGS. These are surface slugs, the best way I know is put out small piles of porridge oats, I think you may call them rolled oats. The slugs gorge on it and dehydrate and die. This is safe for any other animal or bird and will not contaminate your ground. The salt will work but be careful salt is a weedkiller. Beer also is okay but I had trounble with the dog trying to lick the booze up. At present the slugs are safe under some rock out of the cold just waiting for spring and your seedlings.
By the way is ND North Dakota, I'm on a learning trip as to where you all live.I know PJ lives in wet soggy Canada, poor lad.
they could have been the tomato horn worm where the best thing to do is to pull them off by hand and drop em in a bucket of soapy water.
Here is a pic of one, click on the link:
Every spring my husband and I get our flash lights and salt shakers. We go "Sluggin' and we love it. We walk around the house shining our lights on the foundation and the block our well house is made with. We share our salt with the slugs and they fall to the ground and of course, die. It really cuts down on their multiplying. We usually go Sluggin' from March till May and we go every other night or so.
That is not what they looked like they were fat slimy moved like a snail whitish tan colored and they were on are deck in the yard annd garden they like to be under stuff like boards or whatever