Are you just itching to get rid of the snails and slugs that plague your garden? Turns out that glass of beer you’re holding is so much more than just something you can drink: it’s a snail/slug-magnet.
According to the National Gardening Association, the smell of malt and yeast from beer draw snails and slugs toward it like a bee to pollen. Add some extra baker’s yeast to the beer to make the trap even more alluring than it already is and try sticking a container with the mixture into the ground.
The website also states that “an equally potent attractant can be concocted from 2 tablespoons of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of brewer’s yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar mixed with 2 cups of warm water.” So whether you choose to use beer or this homemade mixture, your garden’s sure to be clear of slugs and snails in no time.
Check out the video above to find out exactly how to prepare and place this trap in your own garden.