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Brightstar91

  29 months ago

We were talking about pellets for slugs
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Yesterday we were talking about pellet so I did put in my garden and this morning I found slugs on the pellets they are eating it. But then I search and this is what make me worried :

Slug pellets dissolve over time and in wet conditions they start to go moldy.

The attractants that are not eaten can seep into the soil and will attract slugs and snails even after the baits become invisible.

Many people underestimate the fact that the smell of carrion is a strong attractant to most snails and slugs.

Therefore, slug pellets directly – because they contain baits – and indirectly – because they produce carrion – attract even more slugs from neighboring areas.

If it is true that slugs can smell (e.g. beer) at a distance of over 150 yards (140 meters), this effect might reinforce the slug boom in your yard.
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davidwatkin

  29 months ago
Good point Grace, I never thought of them in this way. xx
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lulu3000

  29 months ago
try salt
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Meryl10

  29 months ago
I place a few slug pellets away from the plant and cover them with a wide piece of wood or plastic so the slugs can crawl under for the bait but the birds don't get the sickly slugs, yes slugs are attracted to dead slugs.. so they then eat the poison too.. result! I don't think the small amount that might dissolve in the soil would hang around too long as long as you don't use the excessive amount shown in your picture, maybe a dozen pellets at most is all you need in a couple of places near your plants?
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wiseone

  29 months ago
Oh my goodness, I never knew that! I hate them also because of what they do to the bird life. But if I don't use them my plants disappear overnight. What are you growing? Is that a courgette?
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Cuss

  29 months ago
Let me know if the little blighters drown, they can't swim!
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Mark_W

  29 months ago
I have never smelt them and use them all the time!
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rosemary-charles

  29 months ago
we are having a pond put in for the frogs and toads as they eat slugs
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Cuss

  29 months ago
If you put a dish of beer in the garden it will drown the slugs, have you tried that?
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