Hello Friends! In Today’s Episode we will look into the
best 100% working method to repel slugs and snails in your garden and most importantly
it’s 100% Humane because you are not killing these creatures. Let’s build this inexpensive DIY slugs and
snail fence and see what happens when they try to cross this barrier. Coming up! Slugs and snails are actually cute looking
creatures, but they eat away a lot of your garden, leaving only plant or leaf skeletons. They are active during the night and really
difficult to get rid-off. In our previous episodes, we discussed so
many natural methods to control slugs and snails. In this episode, we will discuss on the barrier
or the fence method using copper wire or copper tape and show you the 100% effective electric
fence method. Some of you might be worried hearing the word
“Electric”! Do not worry, its 100% safe for humans and
pets because we are using just a 9V DC battery which does not cause any electric shock and,
it is infact quite inexpensive, permanent and 100% working method. Inexpensive! Yes indeed, because the battery will not be
consumed unless the slugs and snails complete the circuit by trying to cross this barrier. Well, Many companies sell some slugs and snail
copper tapes and claim they repel these creatures. No doubt copper is a repellent for slugs and
snails, but there has to be a good concentration of copper in the tapes and also the tape has
to be more than 2 inches wide to create the copper repelling effect on the snails. Now Lets quickly build this DIY slugs and
Snail electric fence in three simple steps: But Before that, lets List out Few basic Things
You need: a. 9V Battery with its connecting wires. You can also try using a 3 volt battery for
smaller pots. But the best effect is seen with a 9V battery. b. Bare or non-insulated copper wire or any bare
metallic wire, preferably a galvanized wire because its resists corrosion. You can also strip some copper wires from
old electric wires if you have some. c. A small plastic container as a battery holder. You can even use a small glass bottle to build
a water proof housing for the battery. d. Optionally you may need a soldering gun, glue
gun, wire cutters, staplers particularly if you are installing on wooden containers or
raised beds, then you may also need some insulation tape and other stuff as required. Step 1: Water Proofing the Battery Housing:
For better durability and water proofing, place the battery into a plastic container
and seal any openings to make it water proof using a glue gun or any other method. Try to make a downward loop of the wire, so
that water does not get into the unit. Step 2: Wrap the copper wire around the containers
in two parallel lines. Make sure the distance between these two lines
is not more than 2 cm and also make sure they do no touch each other. This can even be installed on raised beds
or wooden pots using staplers. You can also stick copper tapes in a similar
fashion specially if you use plastic containers. These tapes come in one sided stickers and
easy to fix on plastic containers. After fixing these two lines, you can solder
the wires from the battery, one to each track and fix the battery housing to the container
properly to avoid water exposure and any extreme weather. Step 3: The Connections: It’s simple! Take both ends of the top wire, and “twist”
them together, do the same with the bottom wire. Connect one line to the positive terminal
of the battery and the other to the negative terminal. That’s it. Its now an open circuit and not consuming
any battery power. You can optionally check the continuity of
the wires or copper tape if you have a multimeter and also the voltage running through the line. You can be more creative here and add lines
connecting from multiple containers to the single battery to make it more cost effective. If you have more suggestions or creative ideas
to make it more durable, please let us know in the comments section below. Now, let’s see what happens when slugs and
snails try to cross this fence. You know these are slimy wet creatures and
when they try to cross the track they complete the circuit and get a nice shock and get repelled. So, there you have it folks. Please hit a thumbs up if found this helpful. Also Share this with your friends and comment
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channel. Happy Organic Gardening.


  1. What happens if the wires short out by movement or a metal object? Its not fused. The battery will get super hot and burn. Not safe at all. Plus the bottom of a snail is like our tongues in our mouth. If you put that battery on our tongue it stings to the poont where you cant take it. Same with the snail and even worst considering its small size. NOT SAFE. AT ALL.

  2. Hi
    Pls do some vedio for rats, mice and mouse. They have eaten my basil, keeps plucking branches of flowering buds
    Thank you

  3. Only drawback is that you can also trap any slugs or snails that are already in your raised beds, you still have to deal with those

  4. Hello sir I brought sum curry leaves from d market n dey had nice thick green stems… I planted dem sum mud n Alhamdulillah 2/3 hv sprouted out sum small tiny stem n leaves r seen from 1or2 places in d stems… Wat should I do further…. Wait till dey grow big or transfer dem now only in different pots…
    Kindly giude me.

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