Beer traps killing my beetles

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Happymouse
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Beer traps killing my beetles

Postby Happymouse » Sun May 14, 2006 11:28 pm

I found trapping slugs in beer traps worked last year but how do you stop beetles drowning in them too please ?
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Postby Carole B. » Mon May 15, 2006 6:43 am

Position the entry hole about 1/2" above soil level,Happymouse,then the slugs will still go 'up and over' but the bettles will bang their heads on the side and wander off with mild concussion!
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Postby Lyn » Mon May 15, 2006 10:50 am

Hi,
I've found that if you leave a stick poking out of the trap the beetles are agile enough to climb up it to escape, but for some reason the slugs don't.
Regards, Lyn
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