How can you get rid of snails without the smell and mess?


I love my flower garden, but the snails and slugs are everywhere.

  6 answers
  • Ann Winters Ann Winters on Apr 18, 2019

    beer in a very shallow saucer aw

  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 18, 2019

    salt the snails and slugs

  • Jane McVeigh McNee Jane McVeigh McNee on Apr 18, 2019


    put out a shallow dish of beer.. the slugs and snails will crawl to the beer and drown.. so make sure your dish is low enough to the ground that they can crawl into it. If you don't want them to drown, then remove them from the dish straight away and deposit them away from your garden.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Apr 18, 2019

    Shirley: drink half a beer... put the rest of the can in the garden. The snails will die a happy death.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 02, 2020

    Hi Shirley, 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.