I think that rubber emits a certain odour. I'm sure you've smell mew rubber, as it does have a certain smell to it. When my "postie" delivers mail to my house from time to time he will drop the wide rubber bands in the ground. Rather than tossing them out or bringing them indoors to use against I toss it into my letterbox instead. I said to use one but honestly it depends on the size of your letterbox. I have just one thick band in mine but you could toss in more if you like. *WARNING... Rubber bands need to be contained and away from kids and animals as there could be a serious tragedy in the making.
The other tip is you can use coffee grounds if you do that there could be a possible mess but I'd actually put the coffee grounds around the base of new seedlings including veggie seedlings to prevent them eating the new shoots. It repels slugs of course too.
Another for gardens is to get a plastic lid and put beer in it and slightly submerge the lid into the soil near the plants/seedlings you're protecting. I've done this method too with good results too.
I'm not into killing anything but the rubber bands do a actually work. Snail pellets and the like can kill or seriously put kids and animals into a serious situation. It's a poison after all.
have a try. They do work and easy to get too. Look about when walking down the street... then they're then cheap as...
yup snail mail has certainly got a certain ring to it and our "posties" are getting less work aren't they now 😕
I have never had this happen ,even when I lived in Victoria where we had heaps of the little critters! Up here in Nth QLDI have never had a single snail in the 35 years I've been here! I have though,had tiny slugs which travelled up in a punnet of seedlings to the nursery here from NSW. I kept them totally separated from my other other plants for the couple of days till Rubbish collection and then threw them away,rather than risk an infestation
and I also put a few slug-and-snail pellets in the punnet for good measure. We simply do not want these hungry little fellows up here at all. I have never had the issue again!
Wow, I had no idea this was actually a thing! Snail mail to me is simply a term used to describe regular mail instead of email. I had no idea the term could have come from anything other then the speed at which mail arrives.
Yes, when I find my mail has been nibbled I look right inside the box to remove the snails.
Once I find the snail/snails I remove them and throw them onto the road so the birds can have a meal, thereby ending my mail being nibbled and the birds get a meal they wouldn't have done had I not removed the snails.
A much better way of dealing with the problems than laying snailbait to kill them off.
Snails gotta eat too! I don't like killing them (or anything else) but do like the rubber band trick... simple solution... did you also know that snails hibernate...http://www.snail-world.com/snail-facts/