Thursday, 23 April 2009
A Slug Pub (trap) or how to humanly dispose of these little pests!
If you are a member of the slug appreciation society or perhaps a total Franciscan then do not read any further.... OK, so you are still with me, and this is what you need to make an effective and very, very cheap slug/snail trap.
A small plastic milk ‘bottle’
A sharp, craft type knife
Take your milk container and wash it out. Cut a flap in the side, allowing space at the bottom for the beer. Then push the flap back down hard against the edge of the container, (rather like you were told never to do with a book) so it will crease and stay open to the ground.
Place on the ground and fill the base with beer
Clean the little ****** out in the morning.
The majority of slug and snail pellets you can buy are poisonous and if a bird, frog or badger eats the deceased slug it will also be poisoned, but this way it if any of them does it may enjoy its meal even more. I always take comfort in the thought that for the offending slug, it must be a great way to go and as you can see in the image, it works very well.
PS. OK, the Stella Artois sign... sad or what...
Posted by Fr. Peter Doodes at 22:46