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  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Devon
Slug bait
« on: April 19, 2013, 12:18:16 am »
Slug bait is EVIL, poor dog at work very very poorly, found and chewed a bottle, ate a small handfull. Owner brought straight in to us, but it's fitting and will most likely die.

So no sleep for me and not a happy out come.

There has to be a better/safer way of contoling pests? have seen lots of cats die after eating the 'pet safe' ones.
Old and rare breed Ducks, chickens, geese, sheep, guinea pigs, 3 dogs, 3 cats, husband and chicks brooding in the tv cabinate!


  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: Slug bait
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 11:02:01 am »
Sorry to read your post, but thanks for making us aware that even the 'pet safe' slug pellets are a danger. Wasn't aware of that, and I will certainly circulate that bit of info.
Same goes for rat/mouse poison. Gets into the food chain and causes all sorts of problems, not only with pets but with birds etc too.
Don't use the stuff folks.


  • Joined Mar 2013
  • East Sussex
    • Sussex Forest Garden
Re: Slug bait
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 04:50:24 pm »
I use beer to drown slugs or just chop them in half with a hoe - you can get hundreds in an evening and the birds will eat what's left


  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Mid Wales
Re: Slug bait
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 04:52:42 pm »
What you need to get rid of slugs are about 10 muscovy ducks! Mine love a slug or twenty! They've even been known to eat half grown rats  :o . These were shot not poisoned.
Silly Spangled Appenzellers, Dutch bantams, Lavender Araucanas, a turkey called Alistair, Muscovy ducks and Jimmy the Fell pony. No pig left in the freezer, we ate him all!


  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Slug bait
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 09:15:43 am »
I put cans of water with honey or sugar around my veg plot, works very well. should say I put them half way in the ground.


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