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Broken Egg Shells to Deter Snails

Don't throw out eggshells. Crush them up and throw them into your garden. They provide needed calcium to the soil as they decompose and the sharp-edged shells keep snails out of your beds.


Diatomaceous earth, available in pool supply stores, works as well. If the snails try to crawl over either material, the sharp edges slices up their obnoxious bellies.

By lindal from Vista, CA

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September 24, 20100 found this helpful

Great idea-- I'm spending a fortune on Sluggo.

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May 7, 20160 found this helpful

dogs can eat eggshells for calcium too so don't worry. the DE used in pools is poison. you need the human grade DE

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September 23, 2010 Flag

Sprinkle broken eggshells around your strawberry plants to deter snails.

By Mrsburgo from Newcastle NSW


Broken Egg Shells to Deter Snails


I've read this works for slugs too. It only makes sense since the two are so similar. (05/20/2009)

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