Effective Beer Trap For Slugs & Snails In Your Garden

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Image credit: Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh via YouTube

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If you have a garden and have been noticing your seedlings gone in just a few days, then it is probably because of slugs and snails that are swarming in your garden. These pests feed on both live and dead leaves, and they are pretty easy to find, simply look under your plants, and you’ll see them there. There are simple remedies that you can try to keep snails and slugs off of your plants such as spreading crushed eggshells around, but that won’t get rid of your problem. Here’s a tutorial by Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh on YouTube to show you how to make a simple trap to get rid of these pests for good!

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Materials:

  • A clear plastic cup or any cup
  • Paper towel
  • Any kind of oil
  • Any kind of beer
  • Active dry yeast
  • Sugar
  • Warm water
  • Garden hand shovel
  • Gardening gloves

Directions:

Step 1

Get a clear plastic cup or any cup that you don’t need anymore, then dab some oil on a piece of paper towel, and rub it inside the cup until it’s fully coated with oil, this way the slugs and snails won’t be able to climb out. Next, dig a hole in the ground so that the cup sits only about half an inch above the soil, then place the cup inside until it fits nicely, and cover the sides with soil. Pour the beer into the cup, then leave it there for a few days, and come back to check how many slugs and snails were caught in your trap.

How To Get Rid Of Snails And Slugs From Your Garden
Image credit: Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh via YouTube

Step 2

You can also use active dry yeast instead of beer. Simply repeat the same steps as above, coat the inside of the cup with oil, then add the active dry yeast, add the sugar to activate the yeast, and pour some warm water. Dig a hole in the ground, then place the cup, and leave it there for a few days. These methods work because the slugs and snails are attracted to the fermentation of beer and yeast, plus, they will stay trapped and will slip back in because of the oil coating the inside of the cup.

Easy Beer Trap For Snails And Slugs In Your Garden
Image credit: Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh via YouTube

 

*All image credit belongs to Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh via YouTube. Follow and subscribe to his channel for more!

Effective Beer Trap For Slugs & Snails In Your Garden

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