snail repellent - Knowledgebase Question

Belmont, Ca
Question by cheeseplz
February 7, 2011
Is there a natural snail repellent I can make or use, vs. chemicals? I need it in a flower bed, the snails or small slugs are eating the green leaves on my potted geraniums and my flowerbed flowers

Thanks!


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Answer from NGA
February 7, 2011

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You can try trapping the slugs and snails by using plastic tubs that you bury nearly completely in the ground and fill with a few inches of beer. The yeast in the beer attract the slugs and snails; they crawl in and drown. You'll need to remove the dead snails and slugs and replace the beer as it evaporates. Or, there are some products on the market that are more natural in origin and will work as control baits for slugs and snails. One is the product Sluggo made from iron phosphate and put into a bait form. The other is also a bait and is made by Greenlight. It contains orthoboric acid and goes by the name Greenlight Snail and Bug Bait. Best wishes with your snail control!

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