Asked by: Yuliia Gajewski
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th January, 2020

Does lager work in a slug trap?

Slugs may be the 'lager louts' of the animal world as researchers find the drink is the most effective way to trap and kill the pests. The vandals of the vegetable patch are 64 times more likely to be caught in a trap containing lager than water, an experiment found.

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Similarly, do beer traps work for slugs?

If you take a small container like a tuna tin, fill it with beer, and set it on the ground. The slugs will be attracted to the beer, go for a sip, fall in and drown. Slug beer traps only attract slugs in the surrounding few feet, so you need lots of them to be effective.

One may also ask, what do slugs hate? Plants that slugs hate These include plants that taste bitter or smell unpleasant to them as well as those with tough leaves or woody stems that slugs find difficult to chew.

One may also ask, what are slugs attracted to?

Obviously, slugs will come inside for something they need, likely warmth or shade. So, knowing what attracts them could help keep them at bay. "The Yellow Cellar slug mostly eats mould and algae but can also be found eating leftovers, pet food and compost. It is attracted to dark damp refuges such as vents and drains.

Can slugs get drunk?

Contrary to common opinion, the slugs don't get drunk and die happy in beer traps. No, you'll be tempting them with delicious yeast to go swimming in beer-and slugs can't swim.

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