Asked on May 9, 2017

How do I get rid of snails?

Roxy ChiurcoWilliamBettie Gordon


I have a very bad snail proble. I've put out snail bsit but I can't get rid of them.
4 answers
  • Mag21178819
    on May 9, 2017

    There are different possibilities to keep the snails away from the bed without the use of chemicals.According to the Nabu, it is scientifically proven that coffee in low concentration spoils the hunger or drives the animals.And caffeine in coffee is even fatal in larger concentrations.Therefore it is possible to sprinkle a good coffee set over a large area or in a protective ring around individual plants.Or you can spray strong beans on the leaves.
  • Bettie Gordon
    on May 9, 2017

    spread crushed egg shells around your plants, snails don't like rough surfaces, add some coffee grounds, sand or mulch. The egg shells and coffee are also good for your plants so they serve double duty.
    good luck
  • William
    on May 9, 2017

    Sink a few bowls or plates in the ground level with the surface. Fill the bowls/plates with (cheap) beer. The yeast attracts the slugs. They drink their fill and drown. Not their sorrows

    Anything you can make it uncomfortable for the slugs/snails to crawl on will deter them. A combination of solutions from everyone here should take care of them.

    Broken nutshells work in the same way as egg shells when getting rid of slugs. Break up the nutshells into small pieces, and create a protective barrier around your plants. Any slugs that come near your vegetables will soon turn the other way.

    Crushed egg shells work as a great home remedy of slugs. This is because slugs don’t like moving across sharp objects, although it isn’t not impossible for them to do, they just prefer not to. Break up the empty egg shells into small(ish) pieces and place around the flowers, plants, vegetables, and fruits you want to keep safe from slug damage.

    Ash and Cinders make a rough protective barrier, and the fine ash also acts as a desiccant that dries the slug out. Wood ash and cinders are preferable. Avoid direct contact with plants.

    Grit and Gravel. The sharp rasping edges of finely crushed ‘horticultural grit’ makes an excellent slug barrier. Coarser gravel is largely ineffective, other than for decorative purposes.

    Sandpaper. Cut rings of sandpaper and slip them round the stems of vulnerable plants.

    Sawdust makes a good coarse barrier around tender plants, also acting as a desiccant that dries the slug out. Hardwood sawdust is most effective, and some people recommend cedar or oak.

    Copper Rings or Discs. Solid copper rings/discs of various diameter, used to encircle single or small groups of plants to inflict a mild electric shock on the unsuspecting slug. Look for rings that clip together. These are easy to slip round established plant stems, or join together to form a larger barrier.
  • Roxy Chiurco
    on May 9, 2017

    Thank all of you for the info. I'll try some of all.
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