★ How to: Make Free Slug Traps (A Complete Step by Step Guide)steemCreated with Sketch.

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Today's Project Diary Video I will be showing you how to make your own free and completely organic Slug Traps with left over Containers from the Kitchen. You can make these free traps from any form of tall deep containers such as Yogurt pots, Butter tubs, Ice Cream Buckets or even used Coffee Cups.

These traps will also attract Slugs and Snails away from your crops and flowers.

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This Year has been especially bad for Slugs and Snails due to the large amount of Rainfall this Summer but my homemade traps have significantly reduced Slug damage to all my Vegetables, Plants and Flowers.

Beer Traps are effective but don't worry if you are under the age of buying alcohol. The Slugs and Snails are not attracted to the alcohol, In fact they are only attracted to the yeast taste of the Beer. Instead of buying or wasting a good Beer, You can just use a few Teaspoons of Yeast Powder in water which will work just as well.

I have attached the full video link at the bottom of this post for a complete step by step tutorial on how to make your own Free Slug and Snail traps.

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I thought it may have been the sugar that they were attracted to in the beer, but the yeast makes more sense. Now I can stop wasting good (or even bad) beer for my slugs!

Would love to see a video on cabbage worms / moths. I'm planning on doing one shortly as that is currently my #1 battle in the garden...grrrr.

Moths are attracted to Sugar so use molasses. Thankfully I haven't had a problem with them this year but I will do a video if they appear in the future

Lucky you — I'm being infested :o

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I used to have good success with these traps in England, but the slugs here can hold their beer! I'd check the traps at night and there would be loads drinking, but come the morning I'd be lucky to find one or two actuality dead in there. I recon they'd go home drunk to their wives! Lol!

haha! That's weird. Where are you living now?

South Australia.

I love south Australia. I have lots of family there :)

It's a challenge to grow her in summer though!