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 Copper strips to repel slugs and snails?

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PostSubject: Copper strips to repel slugs and snails?   Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:37 pm

G'day people,

I'm interested in non-chemical control of pests, largely because dumping poisons on my garden can't be doing it any good in the long run. However, I still have to do battle with slugs and snails who, it seems, possess the uncanny ability to devour a plant from the inside out, apparently overnight. I've tried beer traps and all it got me was a handful of pissed snails and a waste of perfectly good beer.

I have heard of people running strips of copper tape around their pots, greenhouses, etc. Apparently, the tape reacts with the snail's mucus to generate a small charge that gives the wee beastie a bit of a zap, thus deterring them. Has anyone else here tried this, and if so what were your results like?
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PostSubject: Re: Copper strips to repel slugs and snails?   Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:41 pm

did a google out of curiosity and found this ,
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080425061221AADkdVI
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