Monthly Archives: July 2008

Sluggo: is this a scam? or does it really kill snails?

this Sluggo stuff came out a little while back, and was supposed to be the greatest stuff since sliced malathion. Iron phosphate and some other ingredients, I gather. Supposed to be on-toxic.

Unfortunately, it is more than a little expensive, and the recommendation is to use it every two weeks. Well, I don’t know about your garden, but just paying for all that Sluggo would be worth more than my total output of vegetables.

And now I find the stuff didn’t do DIDDLY.  Over the past three days, I have collected 5 dozen snails, BIG, LIVE ONES, from my back yard which is only 15×30.  What the Hell?

Let’s face it, people, getting rid of snails isn’t that hard; it doesn’t require chemicals, and it’s free. Just get up early in the morning, when it’s just light, and go out and take a look; the snails will be crawling from the garden to their hiding places.  Just pick them up and put them in a covered bowl in your freezer overnight and then toss them in he garbage. Find their hiding places later in the day (usually inside or under an old log) and pick them off.  It doesn’t even require the old beer in the saucer ploy.

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