Comparing Slug Control Methods

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The video compares popular ways of controlling garden slugs. My earlier instructable shows how an electric fence is installed and how it functions . You can see that video here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-and-testing-an-electric-slug-fence-on-a/

In the tests I used sharp wire brushes to represent egg shells and diatomaceous earth barriers - both of which are often recommended.(The video demonstrates that they don't work).

The video also shows that my "brilliant" idea of having the slugs slime create a voltage when it connects between a copper and aluminum conductor didn't work either.

Slug pellets (chemicals) and beer traps have been used for years to kill slugs - trouble with those methods is that they attract slugs to the garden and the slugs munch away until they get to the "dessert".

The video demonstrates that the 9-volt electric fence is pretty well 100% effective.


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