I am having a little trouble in one spot of my garden right now and decided to test Beer traps so here it is what they look like as you can see something is starting to eat my lettuce not real severe .. I will start the new lettuce in a different portion of the garden.
Here I am using some plastic containers make sure they are at least 4 inches deep so what ever gets into the beer cannot crawl out also make sure that the top of the containers are level with the soil. Fill containers with a one third portion of beer. I have noticed these traps work for not only snails and slugs but other bugs. I've caught some sort of black bugs Not sure what they are but maybe I will post up a picture if I catch more.