Any tips for ridding my flower beds from snails. I have pets.

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  • Have you tried beer in a sunken tuna can? Bury it level with the ground, they love the stuff, climb in and drown!
    or
    The coarseness of Epsom salts cut the slugs as they crawl across it and they'll die.
    Bonus, plants like Epsom Salts.
  • Bijous Bijous on Jun 11, 2018
    Go for the Epsom salt as Debbie suggested. Have you priced beer lately?!
  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 11, 2018
    Epsom salt works great.
  • Kw_31473786 Kw_31473786 on Jun 11, 2018
    I read once that corn meal will kill them, just put some in a container lay in on its side so they can get in, this will also keep it dry, they go in eat it and die .
  • Angela Schnelly Angela Schnelly on Jun 11, 2018
    I've used crushed egg shells. At my old house the area was plagued with giant slugs each night. I believe that when they travel onto the shells it is very uncomfortable so they will go in the other direction. A small barrier around the flower bed should do the trick. Good luck!
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 02, 2020

    Hi Karen, we have a whole bunch of fur babies too and it might sound silly but we have a few overturned flowerpots, with a stone placed under the rim to lift them up a bit, scattered around our garden. We check them every few days for snails. They like crawling inside. Grapefruit and orange halves work too. We also try watering our garden in the morning instead of the evening. Snails and slugs like moist conditions so by watering in the morning it gives the surface soil time to dry out by the evening when snails are most active.

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