Many people want to get rid of snails in their yard, but they have pets, an outside cat or a dog, so they hesitate to use any chemical-based snail baits.
Not a problem – use dry dog or cat food to lure snails away from your plants.
I actually forgot about this trick, but last week I set out a dish of dry cat food for a neighbor’s cat, and the next morning it was filled to the brim with snails.
What you can do is:
1. Get a tin foil pie pan and cut a few notches along the rim so that when you set it on the ground you have created a few “doors” for the snails to come in
2. Pour some dry cat or dog food where you want the snails to come
3. Put the tin foil pan upside down and weight it down with a rock
4. Next morning, you can scoop up the snails and get rid of them. I tend to put them in a bag and toss the in the trash
If you have never tried this, do. It’s fast, easy, and if you already have dry dog or cat food, inexpensive!