slugs and snails

Asked January 13, 2016, 5:34 PM EST

How can I get rid of snails on the drive way and climbing up the garage door

Kent County Delaware

1 Response


I am not an expert on slugs and snails, but did find a publication on slugs from UD Cooperative Extension a few years ago. The info may be found at the following web site:
In general snails and slugs are favored by warm and wet conditions, and our fall was abnormally warm and very wet. The recent freezing weather should reduce populations. Snails and slugs also do not prefer dry dusty areas, so maybe some sand on the driveway might help temporarily. Also a good cleaning up of plant debris may be helpful, to remove possible food sources.

Thank you for contacting Delaware Cooperative Extension,