Tiny White snails in yard #712726

Asked August 12, 2020, 8:38 PM EDT

What is the best product to get rid of both slugs and tiny white snails in my yard? I've used a spray and a spreadable killer. Neither worked. I have these tiny snails really bad. I need something that I can lay down heavy and not endanger my grass or pets.  My front yard and huge back yard is almost infested. Starting to get dead patches of grass.

Chaves County New Mexico

Expert Response

Slugs and snails usually multiply when the soil remains moist for an extended period of time. They usually come out to feed early in the morning when it is cool and the soil still has some moisture in it. If possible, try watering only in the morning and then let the soil dry out for 1-3 days. The snails and slugs may start to disappear. There are also a number of home remedies that you may try such as stale beer, vinegar, etc. Go to the following website for more about this:

If this website does not work, try googling controlling snails and slugs. There are a number of homemade products that may work. The main focus should be managing the watering schedule to allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

An Ask Extension Expert Replied August 17, 2020, 6:11 PM EDT

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