How to prevent slugs and snails from mailbox?

by Sue28891608

My mailbox is always full of snails and slugs waste, and they are so annoying that they always eat my letters.

  3 answers
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 27, 2018

    That sounds just awful!

    Not sure what kind of mailbox you have so here is a suggestion that may help.

    If you have the traditional mailbox on a post , sprinkle some salt around the base of it, when they crawl over the salt it will make them dissolve and not be able to crawl up to your mailbox. If it rains, just reapply when dry.

    If you have a wall mounted mailbox, same thing, put salt at the base of the wall in a wide enough area as to extend beyond the mailbox if it were at ground level, at least a foot beyond the size. in all 3 directions.

    That should do the trick.

    • Sue28891608 Sue28891608 on Sep 29, 2018

      Thank you so much for this tip @Redcatcec. I will definitely try this. Much appreciated. :)

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Sep 27, 2018

    slug/snail bait in/around the mail box ... they're seeking a cool, shady, damp place ...

  • Joyce Holden Joyce Holden on Sep 27, 2018

    I always use salt to kill the slugs. I have read that copper (either wire or pennies) gives them a "jolt" because of their slime so you may want to try that as a barrier.