1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

April 5, 2008

:096 Copper Snail Barrier

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Suggested Review – :095

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:096 Tip: Copper foil tape can be used to protect potted plants, trees and garden areas from encroaching slugs and snails. As they slime their way onto the copper they get a mild shock that repels them. It is important to use uncoated copper and not art copper which has a coating to protect it from tarnishing. The coating prevents the copper from repelling the snail or slug.

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Additional Information

The University of California Davis has an incredible photo of the copper foil being used on a tree at:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/H/I-SM-HASP-TR.002.html

They also have additional information on nontoxically protecting your yard and garden from these pests at: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7427.html

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