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.


Additional Information

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


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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