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Time to open your own Slug Pub
Slug pellets are not an effective method to kill slugs as it is estimated that they only kill 10-15% of active slugs and can also be harmful to other wildlife and children, according to slugoff.org.uk.
The non-toxic way is to use beer, or more specifically a strong yeasty smelling ale! They do not seem to be as attracted to lager, although some of the younger ones might be!
Yes, it really works, and your slugs will love it. What a way to go!
Further ideas and information
To avoid making this an expensive solution, make friends with your local pub landlord or bar staff and see if they will let you take the beer slops they collect under the bar.
Published: 1st March 2012 with thanks to Mike Strudwick for his slug illustrations.
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