Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Slug Strategy

We are getting rid of our garden slugs by drowning them in beer.

Apparently they smell it,
are attracted,
slither in to the little beer-filled tins
and drown.

Getting ready to go out and add a few more tins around the bean plants,
I asked twin girl if she thought we ought to pick out the dead slugs
that are already floating in the existing tins....

Middle child piped up that yes we better do that,
in case some slugs happen to look in there and go,

"uh oh."



mrc-w said...

Are you drowning them in a heart-shaped tin? The slugs must be like, "well it smells good, and it's heart-shaped, how sweet, it can't be bad!" You've got them now!

Beth said...

One of my hobbies is slug killing. We use beer, too. And sometimes we use a salt shaker. The salt really makes them say "uh oh."

KEK said...



Heidi Lee said...

Never heard of that before!!

kool kenna said...


Wilde said...

Hahahahaha!!! Oh, this blog picture & comments made me laugh so hard! Loved the keen observations. Btw, mrc-w never liked snails (slugs inside)--I'm sure she's cheering--sooo funny!