Hometalk.com

Hi There Here's how you can get the most out of your home & garden social network: Go home
08.18.14

Did the Slugs/Snails Enjoy Eating Up Your Garden Last Summer?

Here's a simple and environmentally friendly way to get rid of them, and you probably have it in your frig right now. It's simple - beer. You have to use it in a special way. See how here: http://the2seasons.com/2012/06/05/lets-get-d...
Cost: $2.00 Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://the2seasons.com/2012/06/05/lets-get-drunk/

76 Comments Displaying 16 of 76 comments | See Previous
  • Stella day
    Stella day Greensboro, NC
    Would wine work on slugs?
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Marj.Agnew-Edlen
    Marj.Agnew-Edlen Galesburg, IL
    Yes wine will also work. Just try sitting out side on a warm summer evening near hosta plants.....enjoying a glass of wine. It is like a call for the slugs. I have used beer for years. I have a lot of hosta so of course I have a lot of slimey slugs but I
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Marcia N
    Marcia N Hubbard, OH
    I chuckled the first time I heard of this remedy - and promptly told my hubby "see proof positive slugs drink beer!"
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Melissa Gutilla
    Melissa Gutilla Stephens City, VA
    I had a horrible problem with slugs eating my dahlias! I went out at night with a flashlight and salt! Needless to say it works but it's kinda gross!! One night I stopped counting at 50. I heard about the beer and the poisons but I'm afraid my dogs will
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Melissa Gutilla
    Melissa Gutilla Stephens City, VA
    Also I really don't think the coffee ground thing works. I've been putting it around my roses and Dahlia's and it must not have deterred them at all! Even tried spreading epson salt around them. That didn't work either!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Sheryl
    Sheryl Katy, TX
    Martha Irby, The only thing to do is either have it treated chemically, or the route I take is go out and cover in the holes with wood putty. They are laying their eggs in the holes they make, so this will keep them from hatching and coming out. The
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Charles B
    Charles B Astoria, OR
    i have done this my self me and my wife woke up the next day with some drunk plants laying all over the yard lol
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Sybille Whitehead
    Sybille Whitehead West Enfield, ME
    my mom has even used non-alcholic beer
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Bonita Copley McCurdy
    Does the beer/wine work with snails, too ? I have both snails and slugs.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Sandi
    Sandi Fort Collins, CO
    An even easier way, and it really works. Save your used coffee grounds, then spread them in your garden beds. It adds nitrogen to the soil and the snail stay away. I started this a couple of years ago, and I do not have any slug or snail damage, now.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Becky - Clover and Thyme
    I can attest - this works like a charm! I have been using cheap beer in shallow plastic bowls in my garden and the slugs "belly up" to the bar and leave my veggies alone! Love it!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Mary Sullivan
    Mary Sullivan Livonia, MI
    I accidentally discovered that leaving an unfinished can of beer on the deck in the backyard will also assist in eradicating yucky bugs - earwigs!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Frankie Laney
    Frankie Laney Oceanside, CA
    I'm going to try the beer, I've always heard about it and just never used it. I now have lots of succulents and the snails just love them. I tried the copper pennies trick on a little succulent that I love and the next day there was a big ol' snail
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Shirley C
    the beer works,but empty every morning -it's gross as they dissolve and salt too.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Sandi
    Sandi Fort Collins, CO
    i spread old coffee grounds around my plants, seem to do the job. I pot of coffee per day all summer.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
The 2 Seasons

Join the home and garden knowledge hub. It's free & easy and only takes a second!

Feedback