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Old 05-22-2021, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My new place is literally itís own ecosystem. Iíve literally never seen so many snails, insects, worms, etc. Hopefully this is a good thing. However, being a few blocks from the bay there is higher humidity and losts of snails around. Iíll post some picks when I get home. They climb the walls, my glass doors in back, and get on my plants. Surely this canít be good for the plants.


I was wondering if thereís a good way to control them or eliminate them. Or should I leave them? Are they beneficial at all?
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Old 05-22-2021, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I would wait and see if they damage the plants, and if they do, if the damage is bad enough to have to kill them. This is what we did with the squirrels. Unfortunately, they were found guilty and had to be


I donít think the snails will be a problem though, as they feed on dead material (I think?) so will only help your plants by breaking down leaves and wood chips or whatever you feed your bananas.
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Go out late evening, or early morning, esp. when it is cool, foggy, damp[, etc. and you can literally beat them off with a stick. Otherwise their are baits.
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My new place is literally it’s own ecosystem. I’ve literally never seen so many snails, insects, worms, etc. Hopefully this is a good thing. However, being a few blocks from the bay there is higher humidity and losts of snails around. I’ll post some picks when I get home. They climb the walls, my glass doors in back, and get on my plants. Surely this can’t be good for the plants.


I was wondering if there’s a good way to control them or eliminate them. Or should I leave them? Are they beneficial at all?
Big box stores sell snail/slug abatements if you choose to use them.

My hostas get attacked each year and have to be controlled with baits.
Snails and slugs like new and tender sprouting plants.

You could do the beer and saucer trick.....
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I took 6 off my wife’s green onion plant. It was literally just planted a few days ago.
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Jared, HEB has a product from Safer Brands called Snail and Slug bait for under $10. It's in the outdoor garden area. For those of you outside the Texas area, HEB is a major Texas Supermarket Chain. There's also a product called Sluggo and Sluggo Plus which I would imagine you can pick up at Lowe's or Home Depot. The Sluggo Plus has something extra to eradicate pill bugs in addition to slugs and snails. With all the recent rain we've had, I'm sure there's gonna be an explosion of snails, slugs and I'm seeing a lot of pill bugs.
From what I read, you sprinkle a small amount around the base of the plant. Hope this is of some help...wendy
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Jared, HEB has a product from Safer Brands called Snail and Slug bait for under $10. It's in the outdoor garden area. For those of you outside the Texas area, HEB is a major Texas Supermarket Chain. There's also a product called Sluggo and Sluggo Plus which I would imagine you can pick up at Lowe's or Home Depot. The Sluggo Plus has something extra to eradicate pill bugs in addition to slugs and snails. With all the recent rain we've had, I'm sure there's gonna be an explosion of snails, slugs and I'm seeing a lot of pill bugs.
From what I read, you sprinkle a small amount around the base of the plant. Hope this is of some help...wendy
Will this work for the bananas too? Or just non-edible plants. Thx Wendy!
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This is the what they look like:

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Escargot.
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As Wendy mentioned above, Sluggo works well and I am pretty sure its organic which I prefer around my food crops. I believe it works by suppressing their appetite so they go into a hidey hole and don't come out again. Regardless, unlike some other slug baits I have used in the past it doesn't leave melting slugs all over the place.

If you are really interested in expanding your ecosystem, get a few female ducks, they will take care of your snail problem, fertilize your bananas and provide breakfast. Win, win win - oh, they might do a little digging in your garden
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Are these pests? Or beneficial.?
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