Thursday, March 6, 2008

Icky Snails

We have a huge snail problem. When I say HUGE I mean HUGE. Last night I was in the garden picking some greens for dinner. I didn't notice anything unusual but when I started to wash the crop in the sink they were crawling everywhere. They were all little babies but it was so nasty. I was flinging them in the trashcan and by the time the husband came to take out the trash they WERE TRYING TO CRAWL OUT. Bleck-

I need to nip this in the butt right now.

Any suggestions?

We'll give this a try...

Sluggo

7 comments:

dynochick (Jan) said...

I grow hostas and snails love hostas. Be leery of some of the snail control chemicals. I know the blue stuff is deadly for dogs and cats.

I have read about some people placing saucers of beer out in the garden. Snails will crawl into it and drown.

I've had good luck just by keeping loose debris (leaves mulch etc) from around my plants.

Good luck and I agree they are gross. Yuck

Anonymous said...

You use that and I'll use "Shake Away" for the ferrel cats! UGH!

-Adriana

Christi said...

Snails? Hmmm.... garlic, butter, some dry white wine and a baguette - sounds like an appetizer, if you ask me!

mom said...

hd has spray in squirt bottle for snails. i just got spray for grasshopper.

Jenni said...

Beer in the Saucer, or small can. "Tuna Can" size works so well, and you get the instant yucky gratification, that you got 'em. Keep it up for about a month, and you will notice a huge difference.

Jennifer said...

Don't mess with the chemicals... just put beer in a saucer. Drunk snails that drown.

Nelson said...

lets get them snails drunk.