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Re: Spiders, slugs or snails

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Spiders, slugs or snails
  • From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 02:33:39 -0500

Doret, have you seen the spiders?  If not, and the webs are tight
against the foliage, I wonder if you're having a spider mite attack?

Besides Sluggo, there are other brands of slug bait based on iron

Escar-Go, Worry Free, Walmart's Garden Safe brand 'Slug and Snail
Bait', and regionally available Schultz brand bait found it at
Meijer's.  If you cannot find any of these in local stores, Sluggo
and Escar-Go are easily found on the web; just plug a name into
Google and go.

All are benign to wildlife (except slugs and snails) and pets.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Dean Ouer <d.ouer@cox.net>
> I can only offer advice on the slugs and snails. There is a hard to
> product called Sluggo. Completely organic and safe for pets. It is
an iron
> based chemical of some kind. It is not cheap, but I feel it is
worth the
> price. I use it and it seems to work as well as any other bait I
have tried.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Doret Vermeulen" <cfa@mweb.com.na>
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > I need some advise please.
> >
> > I know that most people would differ from me but I really do need
to do
> > something about SPIDERS.
> >
> > I know spiders eat lots of other insects but at this stage they
> totally
> > covering my ferns with there webs.  I clean it very often but now
often is
> > not
> > enough.  I can clean it this afternoon tomorrow they will be
covered again
> > with all these ugly webs.
> >
> > I don't want to spray just any other insecticide as we have other
> > lizards living there for years now and I am affraid they will die
as well.
> >
> > The other problem are slugs are that those without the little
house on
> their
> > backs.  Because we have overhead watering and the snailbait are
> > getting wet.
> > Ast the big problem is during the rainy season which are ending
in a
> month's
> > time but at this stage they are just eating away.
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Doret

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