Beer Trap – for Snails and Slugs:
Just place a shallow lid on the ground and fill with a beer (any brand except NA). Slugs and snails crawl in and drown in the beer. Controls slugs without chemicals. Use all year in warm climates. Freshen trap frequently or the smell becomes overwhelming.
Try a homemade bait mixture of about one part boric acid (or borax) and two parts mint jelly or cracker crumbs. Place the bait in a container with ant-sized holes in the lid. Place in a location away from children and pets, and dispose of the container after use. Although boric acid is a common ingredient in eye washes, it may be harmful if swallowed.