I have vegetable plants planted inflowerpots but the snails are having a good ti

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (8 posts)
  1. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    I have vegetable plants planted inflowerpots but the snails are having a good time chewing them up.

    How do I reduce this pest?  I heard egg shells are helpful

  2. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 3 years ago

    If you don't believe in using chemicals which are usually metaldehyde based products, another option is to use beer in shallow saucers and let them drink themselves to death. Alternatively go out with a torch after dark when the snails are starting out on their slimy travels. Collect them in a bucket and dispose of humanely or inhumanely. Eventually the population will be decimated. You can also search for them in their hiding places during the day, typically under or behind pots, containers, rocks, bricks, window sills etc. If you've added any stones or similar at the bottom of flower pots to prevent the drainage holes from being blocked and a cavity is formed, they can hide in there also.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the tips, i should be hunting for their hide outs

  3. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    Put sand around your flower pots. Egg shells can also be a good option. If you are ok with a less humane option put a ring of salt in a circle about 1-2 inches from the base of the pot.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      thanks, I would try the salt

  4. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    I have used the beer technique as well and have another way to stop them. Sprinkle salt; make sure it's the course type and they will avoid it because it burns them. That's may sound cruel but they have to learn to stat  away from things that hurt. Just like children who touch the hot stove and learn not to, the snails will either learn or die trying.

  5. Pollyanna Jones profile image93
    Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years ago

    You can get a roll of copper tape with a sticky back to it. If you put this around the top of a flower pot, it deters snails and slugs and keeps them off your plants. It's not cheap, but it's worth a try, as it's organic and you won't be killing anything when you use it.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      can i use a double sided tape?

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)