Posted: 20/07/2012 at 21:19
I've known about beer traps for ages but I usually went for the bucket of hot soapy water and going out with a torch at night. Next day I'd empty all the dead slugs down the drain in the road. (Clearly this doesn't work for snails though - they'd block the drain). However, messy job. Now I've actually got the beer trap going and am amazed at how efficient it is. Every night 20 or 30 dead slugs in the beer - no effort. I leave it for two days and put the small amount of beer and resultant slugs in the compost bin. That seems to be working OK. The beer is just Tesco's Value beer - 4 tins for around £1.