SNAIL - Knowledgebase Question

November 4, 2009
what cause snail to be in the grass, in the garden when it rains? (tiny shell). thousands of them.

Answer from NGA
November 4, 2009


As long as you keep you lawn well watered, the little snails will live there or will congregate there in the evening and early morning hours. You see them rise to the surface after a rain (or heavy watering) because they need air as well as moisture in order to survive. While they do feed on grass blades, they'd much rather feed on plants adjacent to your lawn. You can control their populations with an iron phosphate slug and snail bait. Sluggo is one brand, Bayer Advanced? Dual Action Snail & Slug Killer Bait Granules is another. Broadcast the bait over your lawn aftered you've mowed the lawn and they should do their job. Be sure to follow label directions. More than one application may be necessary. Best wishes with your landscape!

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