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Slug killer
Posted: 20/08/2012 by rogchall

Is there a safe slug killer to use in a garden with a free ranging tortoise?

Re: Slug killer
Posted: 21/08/2012 by DavidWYork

Hi there. I can think of two methods, safe for tortoises:

1. Hand picking...boring and impractical

2. Yoghurt pots of beer inaccessible to torts. The slugs and snails will die happy or  with very little suffering...I hope.

Any poisons will be a risk to all garden inhabitants, as poisons pass through the food chain due to dead slugs being consumed. Hope this helps!

Regards, David nr York.

Re: Slug killer
Posted: 22/08/2012 by tortoise7

Hi

If it is for the pots, you can buy copper strips which I have all around my flower pots, and then I do as David said, the laborious task of hand picking, putting them all together and dropping them off over the field...Click and drag me down to the editor
Jane

 

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