Inundated with Snails after Big Flood
I am in Delaware County NY [ considered Catskill Mnts]. I have been a Gardener in various states in the USA for almost 40 years now. By far, the area I am in now IS the hardest I have ever gardened. Some Zone Maps say we are 5a or 5B...but due to cold pockets, I think we are more like Zone 4.
A few years ago we got hit with a whopper of a flood-- the "FEMA Disaster Area" kind of flood. We live where there is LOTS OF WATER, as I am only 1.5 miles from the Pepacton Reservoir.
Since the flood, my property has been inundated with SNAILS! Tons of them! Mostly Black, but tan/brown ones, too. I think they "came in with the flood" from somewhere else (???)
If I have a plant they like, by morning that plant could literally have HUNDREDS of snails on it!
I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE! I am losing too many plants.
How should I handle this problem [ and hopefully in an organic manner].
Someone told me to buy DUCKS.
Please help me!
You should look up the contact info for the Delaware Co. Extension office and speak with one of the agents there.