Left: Snail munching through young delphiniums.
(I'm assuming slugs are good for composting; never really thought about it until now.)
- The average UK garden has a population of over 20,000 slugs and snails.
- Only 5% of the slug population is above ground. 95% is underground digesting seedlings, laying eggs, and feeding on roots and seed sprouts.
- A cubic metre of garden will on average contain up to 200 slugs.
(He's kinda cute.)
Left: The outcome of the beer traps - lots of drowned slugs. They love Guinness and Coors Light - but beer is just too expensive at circa £1.30 per can!
Cheaper idea - I decided to mix dried yeast packs (only cost 79pence per box) with water and pour into the 'beer traps'. This DOES NOT attract slugs!
Next I'll be trying milk.
My war against slugs continues!
For a long list of slug control measures have a look at - http://www.slugoff.co.uk/information/list