Recycled Water Bottle Slug Trap.





Introduction: Recycled Water Bottle Slug Trap.

This Instructable tells you how to make a beer-baited slug trap from two empty drinking water bottles.  It introduces no harmful chemicals into the garden and does not harm the local wildlife (apart from the slugs). It also re-purposes items which would normally have been thrown away.  Using green bottles makes it merge well into the foliage. Altogether, a green idea.

The first one was made in the space of 5 minutes.  I have had slugs eating my plants and a work colleague mentioned the same thing just as I was pouring fizzy water from a bottle.  It was one of those 'eureka' moments.  I had several of the bottles in my cupboard which would 'come in handy one day' and that was the day!  5 minutes later using only office equipment I had the first slug trap built.

The photos show the sequence of making the slug trap, and at the end are some pictures of the garden looking its best.



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    I'm dissapointed, I wanted to see some snail/slug carnage.

    could you add more text i dont get it?

    Interesting design. I might use this to design a candle holder out of metal cans. My candle holder needs a top to reduce soot emissions into the room. (I'm designing my own long-burning wax recipes.)

    I love the slug picture. Nice ible.

    It's actually a snail.
    (The slugs wouldn't pose for me #;¬)

    Yeah I guess I was remembering the text about slugs. Anyway cute snail. My sister has the catch and release system BUT I say Kill it! I have no mercy on slugs, golphers, and any other thing that will destroy my plants and hard work.

    How do you combat gophers? Couldn't find any information for that on this site.

    My friend ran over one with a side shoot lawn mower and shot its head flying XD

    eeewww but still hilarious at the same time ;) sorry gopher ,but you made my day.