How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds… – Eco Snippets

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...


Here’s an interesting method of pest control designed to keep slugs & snails out of a garden bed. One guy made a mini electric fence out of garden wire and a 9 volt battery. (Apparently anything above 9v can kill them. So kept it low so they can just learn that there are no more free lunches and still live to pass on the tale). Here’s how he did it…

Step 1, Remove Snails / Slugs…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...



The bed in question…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

Make a small loop and staple it in place. (This is Galvanized Coated Garden Wire, 1.6 mm)…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

Run the cable all the way around the bed…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

Bring the end back through the loop…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

Secure in place with more staples…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

Do the same for the second cable, but this time make sure the second cable does not touch the first…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

Find a watertight container and drill 2 small holes…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

You can just tape the ends to a 9volt battery now (this is how I ran the first one I made for 2 days with no problem)…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

But now I’ve had a bit of time (and its stop raining) I decided to solder a 9v connector to the ends…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

I then also stuck the 9volt to the lid, just in case water did get in the box, the battery will not sit in any rain water…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

Quick LED test to make sure its all running fine…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

All done…

How To Make A 9 Volt Electric Fence To Keep Snails & Slug’s Out Of Your Garden Beds...

Here’s how the snails react…

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Raenell U Ito-Shimabukuro ???

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    They also get zapped by copper wire! Got any more lying around? ?

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    Oh shit!!! My luck id zap the hell out of myself and burn down the backyard?

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I feed mine beer. LOL

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Kate Davis Philip Kindleysides

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Darren Lane Teresa Lee like what you said for my tomatoes against the mice! Peter Lee

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Would this work for rabbits and groundhogs???

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How long will the battery last?

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    Theoretically, the battery is not discharging at all until the snail completes the circuit, so it should last a while.

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Copper tape works without electricity

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Michael , we should do this when we build the new garden beds

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You don’t need voltage. A simple copper wire has enough ambient current to thwart snails and slugs.

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    What an idea. Beats going out in the dark with my torch.

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    Gives you a good reason to go out for a sneaking puff haha

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Is this more humane? Damien

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    Yeah won’t kill them. Me do this for ours?

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    Yeah maybe lift the voltage and trick some people ?

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    Daniel Marshall lick it to test 😛

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This really works, we did it with our raised beds. I can’t wait untill the next growing season ????

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Just up your alley

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Copper didn’t stop the snails in my previous garden

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Joanne Lindsay Butler

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Beckie Criddle!!

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    Will get Steve on it!!

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    You can set this up for us

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L1-L2 400V works perfekt

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Sue’n’Dave heres an idea!!!

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I’m so sick of slugs and snails. I’ve been hand picking them.

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Julia Coddington

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We never have snails as we have blue tongued lizards

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Travis McCready

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Scott Ritchie

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Louise Morris 🙂

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Growing any good lettuces bro?

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Yvonne Du Plessis – check this out!

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Haha Lucas you are kidding right ??!!!

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Natalie Retief, Karl Retief

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Louise Franklin make a little fence for khan to stop him getting in garden

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    there’s an idea to try!!

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Snail farms in France use this method to contain their herds. Very interesting!

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please, slugs not slug’s 🙁

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    Jar of beer, sink into the grownd, they die happy!

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My biggest problem is termites any help in that area? Thanks.

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a jar cap of beer will attract them and kill them.

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Where the ISPCA when you need them!

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We made this around our raised beds last year and it really works ?

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Our neighbor put beer out for slugs. They seem to love it and drown in it.

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Soniya Devi Yambem

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Does it kill them?

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Helen Lupton-Weeks what do you think ?
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    Yep please … when you setting it up then xx

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    Helen Lupton-Weeks you know he’s just going to up the voltage to discourage yoofs, yobbos and boyfriends…..

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    Hywel Rees ?? too true x

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    Helen Lupton-Weeks when are we doing the post Sainsbury’s cocktail evening? Given I am out of work again I would like something to look forward to!

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    Hywel Rees I will look at calendar and get back to you. Us unemployed should definitely get a few cocktails in us ??just for inspiration of course x

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    I finish in the 8th so possibly that weekend but I’ll double check xx

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Beer works better.

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Fresh veggies with your Escargot!

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