The copper snail strip provides snail control system without electricity or poison. Thanks to its oxidation layer, snails and other crawling animals will avoid direct contact with the copper material. No more animals nibbling on those vegetable and plant shoots.
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Strolling through the garden, you find your hostas looking like Swiss cheese. What could have committed such a crime? The likely culprit: slugs.
I have been wanting to try out copper tape as a method to stop or at least prevent slugs and snails from damaging my plants for years now. Copper is said to repel these slimy destroyers by giving them a small static shock as they attempt to pass over the material. So, this year I have decided give it a go and read on for my findings. Last year must have been the worst year ever for gardeners.
Chris Smith — May 17th, I've lived in Kitsap County for nearly 20 years, and none of them has been slugless. There hasn't even been a year when we could say their numbers were seriously down.
When she isn't in the kitchen or listening to music, Kaili loves to be in the garden with all the living things that call it home. Copper is everywhere—in our homes, gadgets, cooking utensils and decorative objects. It is thought that copper was the first metal to be actively mined by man, perhaps as early as seven to ten thousand years ago.
Gray garden slugs, Deroceras reticulatum, with chewing damage and slime trails on leaves. Snails and slugs are among the most destructive pests found in gardens and landscapes. The brown garden snailCornu aspersum formerly Helix aspersais the most common snail causing problems in California gardens.
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Judging from the tattered iris leaves and empty spots where the lettuce and marigold transplants were, mollusks are on the move in our gardens. The gray garden slug sliding about on its single foot, and its ally, the brown garden snail, are among the most damaging and persistent of Northwest pests. The snails may surprise you.