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Pest control is a matter of human [[health]] and comfort ([[mosquito control]], [[bedbugs, fleas and lice]], [[control and treatment of bedbugs]], [[control of head lice]]). A "pest" is any insect, rodent, or [[wildlife]] that is considered undesirable because they either invade people's homes or [[businesses]], causing damage or heightening the risk of communicating a disease or illness. So [https://bestpestcontrolco.com/ pest control services] would be the process of managing (by using deterrents or repellents) or removing [[pests]] from the house or place of business.
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It is also an important aspect of [[agriculture]]: [[Integrated Pest Management]], questions of [[organic farming versus conventional farming]], and novel methods such as [[bee fences]] to deter elephants.
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I have seen several random places on this site mentioning slug and other pest control.  I thought I would start a specific thread for various methods of slug control, as the slugs around here have been particularly devastating to my small vegetable garden.
 
 
After reading several articles on the internet, I decided to try the beer method.  Basically, put a shallow dish in the ground and add beer to the dish, leaving a few inches from the top for the slugs to crawl into the dish.  They fall in and drown.  I would recommend the cheapest beer one can find (I had year-old Bud Light hanging around).  Also, I found it helpful to cover the container with something bigger, like a plastic plant pot, to minimize rain water getting in and diluting the beer.
 
 
You're supposed to remove the dead slugs every day, but I have a hard time getting out all the really small ones.
 
 
Any other suggestions would be welcome, as the beer method doesn't seem to be enough to control the slug population.
 

Latest revision as of 00:53, 25 September 2020

Pest control is a matter of human health and comfort (mosquito control, bedbugs, fleas and lice, control and treatment of bedbugs, control of head lice). A "pest" is any insect, rodent, or wildlife that is considered undesirable because they either invade people's homes or businesses, causing damage or heightening the risk of communicating a disease or illness. So pest control services would be the process of managing (by using deterrents or repellents) or removing pests from the house or place of business.

It is also an important aspect of agriculture: Integrated Pest Management, questions of organic farming versus conventional farming, and novel methods such as bee fences to deter elephants.