I have never liked slugs. They are creepy, crawly, and slimy. But I have a new hostility towards these disgusting creatures because they wreak havoc on a garden. Who knew that such small creatures could create such a problem? They have especially seemed to love our lettuce. Our first round of lettuce is done for the season, but we just planted another crop and are hoping for a nice fall harvest.
Thankfully after a little research, we found a solution: beer traps. Now I know that alcohol is a controversial subject. I am not going to share my views on it because that’s not my job. But the one thing I will say is that beer attracts and kills slugs.
Basically you take a shallow container, like the bottom of a plastic cup, and fill it with beer. The slugs are attracted to the smell of it, but in the process of trying to drink it, they end up drowning. It is a very effective and pesticide-free way to kill slugs.