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    Hello, i have some lengths of plastic gutter spare and was wondering if building a moat around my strawberry patch filled with water would deter the slugs and woodlice anyone built anything similar and had any sucess ?

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    Slugs would probably just go under it

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    Can't say if would work as you'll have to kill the slugs and eggs inside the moat but as far as I know slugs don't swim. If you make it large enough you may attract amphibians which would do the trick.

    Im just thinking moat, stone walls - where are you going to put the catapults?
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    slugs and snails don't swim but they happily slither up the sides and out of a bucket of water if you don't put enough salt in it.

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    Thanks for the replies I will dig the gutter into the soil see if that will stop them going underneath it. Will also man some soldiers on the wall

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    I'm not sure water would work unless you added some Yeast or Beer.........you need some kind of attractant.
    I have read about this method but don't know if if works:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    I'm not sure water would work unless you added some Yeast or Beer.........you need some kind of attractant.
    I have read about this method but don't know if if works:

    Thats interesting never thought of mounting it vertical. Need to change the oil in my deep fat fryer aswell so will put it to use. Thanks
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    Isn't that round 3 of Slugs It's A Knockout?

    Spray the inside with metal spray. If it's copper it'll be like a giant copper tape. If it's silver coloured paint you can focus the sun into a death ray.
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