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donnie1354
Newbie

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2017 :  22:29:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What can I about the snails in my yard? Is there a product out there that will kill them and is safe to use around pets. I've tried a couple of snail pellets but they don't work. How do I keep them from climbing up my water catchment tank?

Carey
Punatic

6626 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2017 :  23:05:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have been using Worry Free Slug & snail bait with good snail response
For more (both ancient & recent info, here is this thread from a month ago:
http://www.punaweb.org/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9311
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terracore
Punatic

4090 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  17:36:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The best method we found is to get up early in the morning while they are still out and stomp them. It's pretty amazing at how quickly it makes their numbers plummet. Sometimes when you stomp the females you can see the dozens of eggs she was about to lay. Stomp those too, just in case.

As for the catchment tank (or side of the house, car, etc) just knock them off with a stick and stomp away.

After a couple of mornings you can reduce your stomping to weekly, and eventually monthly.

Also the snails love rat bait, and they gravitate to the rat bait stations for hiding during the day. The bait doesn't harm them but whenever I check the rat bait stations I have stomping to do.
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leilaniguy
Punatic

USA
1304 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  22:30:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's always a good idea to stomp on "GAL" shells, since they tend to lay eggs in the empty shells.
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Kenney
Kamaaina

USA
898 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2017 :  08:03:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sure wish everybody would stop stomping snails and slugs.( like I used to do until I was on the receiving end of a "scolding " from Dr. Jarvi's students)
It just kills the slugs/snails and releases the wormy things on the ground to be picked up by other mollusks.
Slug jug recommended! 1 1/4 cup salt to 1/2 gallon of water.

Damn. I will never eat an escargot again.
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MarkP
Punatic

1803 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2017 :  21:51:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am surprised to hear that they can transfer to another slug. I thought that they had to be consumed by the slug while at an earlier stage of development.
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leilaniguy
Punatic

USA
1304 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2017 :  21:58:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was referring to empty shells, there are lots of them here in Kapoho. The snails like to lay eggs in the empty shells. They need to be destroyed. I've gathered the live ones up in a bucket with pool salt, very effective, they sizzle.
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Kenney
Kamaaina

USA
898 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2017 :  08:27:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry Leilaniguy. No disrespect intended.
Thanks for letting me know the empty shells are used as incubators by snails. Yuck.
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SoCal_to_Hawaii
Da Kine

USA
128 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2017 :  10:02:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a link with some good information (check the Word Doc): http://pharmacy.uhh.hawaii.edu/rlw/
This document, as far as I see, doesn't cover what to do with your Slug Jug. I received a pamphlet via email that said you can let it sit for a week and then dump it.

In addition to stomped snails possibly infecting additional snails/slugs, I've read that rats will come eat the tasty morsel and then become infected, starting the cycle over.
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MarkD
Da Kine

262 Posts

Posted - 04/26/2017 :  11:18:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe you can just put a pinch of salt right on them. It is preferable to gather them, as other writers noted, but in some instances where they can't be reached the salt pinch would do.
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glassnumbers
Da Kine

USA
140 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2017 :  08:42:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
kill all snails and slugs!!! except ohia tree snails they are cute

Aloha :)
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bystander
Kamaaina

682 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2017 :  10:11:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found most of the slug baits you can buy around here have replaced metaldehyde with some other less effective ingredient to make it safer for pets. I found Deadline still has it and is available at Pahoa Feed and Fertilizer. This works great for attracting and killing large numbers of slugs and snails. None of my pets go near it.
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MarkP
Punatic

1803 Posts

Posted - 05/03/2017 :  12:16:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you made a trap accessible only to slugs, would that solve the problem of pet poisoning, or is there secondary poisoning of things that eat the slugs?
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donnie1354
Newbie

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2017 :  12:51:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
COPPER FOIL TAPE?
I read somewhere that snails and slugs will avoid copper, I wrapped a piece of copper wire around the trunk of a papaya tree that attracted snails daily(2 or 3 times around) and have not seen a snail on the tree since. Has anyone else had similar results with copper? I was thinking of wrapping some wire around my catchment to keep the snails off, then I found a copper foil tape online 2" 55 yds for $50. it seems like this would be a simple solution to the problem I am having with the snails on my catchment. Has anyone tried copper to keep snails away? Any comments on the use of copper foil tape to keep snails and slugs away?
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terracore
Punatic

4090 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2017 :  17:29:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
50% of gardeners swear copper works, the other 50% swear it doesn't. There are DIY videos showing how to make a slug / snail "hot wire" with wire and a 9v battery.
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MarkP
Punatic

1803 Posts

Posted - 05/09/2017 :  23:18:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I say hook those wires up to a CAR BATTERY and really get results.
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