Having trouble with slugs and snails?
I had some night before last come up and chew every leaf off of two lower branches of a trident that I am trying to build lower branches on. I can’t get no fast spring growth if the damn slugs and snails like my fresh tender green leaves.
One can put out bait which seems to work. trouble is if enough hit it like an infantry assualting a hill, by sheer numbers a few will make it over the bait by just crawling over one another. I need a last line of defence.
This is what I did. I have about four wraps of copper wire around the trunk of my maple. So far it has kept them off the tree. tomorrow I head to the hardware store to get some this flashing material to get a larger width strip. the slime on the slugs and snails when in contact with copper creates a battery that gives off a small electrical charge. this charge keeps them at bay.