How to get rid of snails on my flowers the enviromentaly safe

They are flowers that grows from bulbs, I tried mixture of soap and nothing. Help
q how to get rid of snails on my flowers the enviromentaly safe
q how to get rid of snails on my flowers the enviromentaly safe
  11 answers
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on May 15, 2018
    I have always heard to set out beer in shallow cans like Tuna cans, or maybe any shallow dish. It's worth a try even if it is a waste of a good beer!!! LOL

  • Toby Toby on May 15, 2018
    Beer: Put some in tuna cans in the garden The snails are attracted and fall in. Dump the beer occasionally.

    Or, try Diatomaceous Earth, which is environmentally friendly. Put it around the plants and the snails will crawl over and hurt themselves. It is available for a low price from garden stores.

  • Elaine Elaine on May 15, 2018
    Jeanette is right! Beer in shallow can or tin. Diatomaceous Earth is very good as Tobacantine points out but understand it doesn’t work once it gets wet.

  • Bluefly Bluefly on May 18, 2018
    Beer but not the lite kind. Put in shallow dish.. also put salt around the area you don't want the snails. They melt with the salt. Just don't get too close to the plants as it will change your soil pH.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on May 18, 2018
    Put eggshells in bottom of oven When cool crush then sprinkle around plants

  • William William on May 18, 2018
    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.

  • Mindshift Mindshift on May 18, 2018
    I recommend a product called Sluggo. It's a granular bait and the active ingredient is iron phosphate, which is non-toxic to pets and wildlife. I first bought it for my parent's yard. Snails were damaging their amaryllis plants. I sprinkled this over their flower beds and snails and slugs immediatley stopped eating the plants. You won't see dead snails and slugs, though; they crawled off to die in private. Of course snails and slugs were still in the neighbors' yards so we put out more bait about once a month. It cost about $10 for 1 lb, which according to their advertising treats 1000 sq ft (that's roughly 32 x 32 ft). Use it all around the area where the damage is occurring.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 19, 2018
    Salt, just plain salt. It dissolves them and no more snails or slugs. Sprinkle it around your plants-not on the plants. I have used this for years.

  • P McCammon P McCammon on May 19, 2018
    Put out a tray with beer in it.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 02, 2020

    Hi there, 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.