Posted: 22/04/2012 at 22:40
I found that bitter/ale works much better than lager. Sainsbury's own brand lager the slugs put their nose up at but the bitter went down a storm.
I've read that putting out the shells of grapefruit is another good way of trapping them and if you are sligtly more sadistic oats apparently makes them swell up and die. Garlic smell is supposed to put them off, not sure if that is because they fear that they are going to be eaten by the French.