Sell them to the French. I hear that they eat them. a ton should bring quite a sum.
Hola Xavier,If you did not like escargot, try a different recipe. Garlic is essential. Snails are a bit like scallops and Mexican callo de hacha: they do not have a lot of flavor, it is the spices and the butter that render them tasty.\
I also like oysters. And clams, except for that horrible dish known as Manhattan clam chowder. Manhattan oughta sue tem for hanging that name on it.
New England clam chower is nearly always good.
What about salt as a deterrent? It has a pretty nasty effect if you sprinkle it on a live snail, so I would have thought that putting some down might work.
Good suggestion but I'm guessing Tom is dealing with a snail population explosion given the current climatic conditions. Salt, diatomaceous earth, and other desiccants are short term labour intensive remedies. The SLUGBEGONE granules are a natural way of killing the snails on a large scale. There may be similar products available here.
Hola Derfish,Salt or the diatomaceous earth both sound a whole lot like a "natural remedy" than SLUGBEGONE. Unless you can show me a SLUGBEGONE bush you are shaking those granules from. The word natural has been twisted so far out of reality that it no longer has any meaning at all. All natural pills? Right! Off a pill tree? How much processing does it take to make them natural?
Checked out several slug killers and they were, overall, the best natural solution. Cats, mice, etc. Can eat them with no toxic effect. I know the word natural can be convoluted by the chemical industry but I do have a background in environmental toxicity. I check before I use, regardless of what I am using. The fact that they can be placed on the ground anywhere on your property and not affect other living animals gives me a level of comfort with the product.