Instructie MM-slakkenschrikdraad

This product keeps (almost*) all slugs and snails out, big or small. As soon as the slug touches 2 out of the 4 chains, it receives a mini electric shock and turns around.

The electric shock is so small that you - or animals or children - won't feel anything if you touch it. Unless you touch all wires with your tongue, but you probably weren't planning on doing that 🙂
Do you not have this electric fence yet? You can find it in the shop:


Assembly is not difficult, but it is important to do it correctly. That's why you can find the entire process here, both in text and in photos.

Carefully examine the photos and follow the instructions step by step. It will take you approximately half an hour. At the bottom of the page, you will also find a video showing the entire process.

This is how you install the electric fence on your bed:

This is in the box:

  1. cabinet with electronics
  2. hanging clip
  3. 3x batteries
  4. 2x springs
  5. 4x stainless steel wires
  6. 2x climbing frame spacer
  7. 4x spacer
  8. wire holder


This is what you need

  • crosshead screwdriver

Unscrew the cabinet and place the batteries in the holders.

The right light is now flashing green.


Sometimes it happens that the green light does not flash but remains on continuously. In that case, remove one of the batteries (it doesn't matter which one), wait 5 seconds, and then click it back into the holder. Repeat this if necessary, until the green light starts flashing.

Afterwards, the problem is solved, you can screw the two halves of the device back together, and it is ready for use.

If no light is on at all, the batteries are not properly placed in the holder. Remove them and place them again, with the plus and minus on the correct side.

Close the cabinet:

The logo points upwards and the bars are located at the bottom. Tighten the screws properly so that there are no large gaps.

3. Take the iron wires

Carefully unwind the wires. If they get tangled, carefully untangle them.

Caution: Sometimes there are sharp points. Use gloves if necessary.

4. Place the first wire AROUND the first 3 corners of your bed, and OVER the last corner.

For a climbing frame, the wire goes behind the tube, between the two connectors.

5. Attach both ends to one of the springs


6. Pull the wire around the corner of the box


7. Make sure the wire is approximately at the same height at each corner.

At about 3 to 4 cm below the top bolt of your box. Not lower, because then the wires won't reach the cabinet properly.

8. Place the second wire around your box, just above the first one.

First, attach one of the ends to the spring that is already hanging there. Then, stretch the wire around the box until you reach the spring again. Stretch the spring and attach the other end to it.

Tip: if you can't do that, you can also first place the second wire over the corner, attach it to the spring, and then pull it around. Just like you did with the first one.

9. Check if the wires run parallel to each other and do not cross anywhere.

If that is the case, run the wire around the box and make sure it is positioned the same everywhere.

10: Repeat steps 4 to 7 for the second set of wires.

Place these wires a little bit above the other two.

11. Hang the cabinet on the box.

Take the clip and hook it onto the cabinet. Then hang the whole thing on the edge of your box. It doesn't matter where, as long as it's not above the springs.

The wires are now hanging fairly close to the rods under the cabinet. (If there is more than a centimeter between the cabinet and the top wire, you need to slide the wires slightly upwards.)

12. Bevestig de draadhouder

Twist the wires into the wire holder: first the top two - with a rotating motion - then the bottom ones.

Slide the wire holder under the rods: the rods are now hanging above the full length of the slots in the holder.

Then firmly press the rods in, so that they are securely fastened and pressing on the wires.
The bottom of the rods should be inserted as far as possible into the wire holder:

13. Place the spacers

Attach the wires to the four spacers - in the middle of each plank.

The two outer wires (the top and bottom ones) go into the slots on top, the two middle wires go into the slots at the bottom.

Double-check around the box to ensure that the wires are running parallel to each other and do not touch, and that they are approximately the same distance apart as in the wire holder.

13b (only if you have a climbing frame)

Use the two climbing frame spacers only if you have our climbing frame on your bed. Press the wires into the holders and push them under the post so that the wires cannot come into contact with them.

14. Check the functioning of the system

Everything is working properly if:
  • the green light on the box is blinking
  • the red light is blinking when you push the chains against each other


Once again, the entire process but now in a video:


Well done, from now on no more slugs can crawl into your bed from the outside * 🙂

In use

Check regularly if the lights are still working. It's difficult to see in full daylight, so put your hand over it or check it in the evening.

  • If the green light is blinking, everything is fine.
  • If the red light is blinking, there is a short circuit: either because the chains are touching each other, or because something is touching the chains - a leaf or branch, for example.
  • If nothing is blinking, the batteries are empty.

The batteries last slightly longer than 1 gardening season. A good time to replace them is just before the snails return (around early April).

Replacing the batteries

You will need 3 regular AAA alkaline batteries.

Prevent moisture from entering the inside of the cabinet. Therefore, postpone the replacement if it is raining or do it under an umbrella.

  • Unscrew the cabinet and remove the lid. Let the rest of the cabinet hang on the box.
  • Replace the batteries in the holders in the lid.
  • Then close the cabinet again, tighten the screws, and check for any gaps.

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