Snails and Beer!

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Do you have plants toppling over? Are the stems of your begonias being eaten at the base? Do you have uneven holes in your veggies along the bottom of the plant? If so, then you may have snails or slugs. These guys love fleshy leaves or stems, and can cause serious problems if left unchecked. The easiest way to check if you have snails or slugs is a beer bait. Get a cheap beer (any beer will do!) and fill a pie tin or large shallow container with it. Leave it in the garden overnight, and come morning check for any visitors. Snails and slugs LOVE beer, and will gorge themselves so much that they won’t be able to get out of the container. It’s an easy and cheap way to check for these ooey gooey pests. IF you do have snails or slugs, treat with Sluggo Plus. It’s best to put it out at night when they come out for dinner!

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