Slug Patrol

| May 4, 2012 | 5 Replies

I just returned from nightly slug and snail patrol.  It was about 8PM, and I spotted this slug on my largest cabbage.

I ran and got the camera for those of you who wonder what critter is eating up your vegetables at night. It almost got out of sight before I got the camera in focus.

It’s quite a challenge to photograph something tiny, at night, holding a flashlight. Anyway, you can get a good idea of what they look like by this close-up on a plastic fork. Check out the slime.

This one was slithering right by a few melted pellets of Sluggo, so don’t count on that dropping your population too much. The best thing I’ve found to lower the population is nightly patrol, picking them up. One night, I got 30 snails and 20 slugs. You can relocate them if you have the patience, but I saw online that they can travel a mile a night, and do a LOT of damage to your garden, so, my method is extermination by boot heel.

Raccoon just spotted in my driveway!  Oh, dear!  It scooted out of sight.

I went back out at 10:30, and I found a mother and baby on my young cucumber plant, along with about 5 snails in different parts of the garden.

Thanks for reading! – Kaye

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  1. Rick Gates says:

    seems to me that some recommend leaving a dish or bowl of beer out; that they’ll be drawn to it & drown… their sorrows, no doubt —

  2. Marla says:

    I have a cure for your Slug & Snail problems— try It’s an all natural SPRAY that individually gets your slugs & snails. Enjoy!!

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