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How To Get Rid Of Garden Snails and Slugs

Watch more Insects, Rodents, & Other Pesky Creatures videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Get rid of snails and slugs and increase garden yield with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Remove slugs and snails by hand. Check in shady and moist areas around the plant -- under the leaves and in the soil. Step 2: Drown removed pests in warm, soapy water. Step 3: Spread diatomaceous earth around individual flower or vegetable plants -- it cuts the bodies of snails and slugs. Tip Reapply diatomaceous earth after rain. Step 4: Place ceramic flowerpots upside-down near infested areas. Dispose of snails and slugs that gather in the shade of the overturned pot. Step 5: Bury a small, coverless container level with the soil near infested areas. Fill one-half inch from the top with beer and dispose of pests after they fall in. Tip You can also create a yeast trap by combining ? teaspoon yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar with 8 ounces water. Step 6: Maintain your garden to minimize the shady areas. Keep out weeds, and get rid of boards or other decorations or debris that provide shade and moisture for these pests. Step 7: Stay on top of your snail and slug infestation, beginning when you see young snails and slugs. Your work will pay off with increased vegetable and flower yields. Did You Know? Did you know? Snails can live without moisture for four years or more.
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