How do snails affect plants?

In warm and wet climates slugs and snails can be active all year. During the day they hide in dark, moist sites under decaying leaves, low growing plants, dirt clods, pots or debris. These pests are also excellent climbers and can be seen quite high in plants. Snails in particular can seriously damage citrus trees.

Likewise, are snails good or bad?

Q: Snails have really been chewing up my garden plants and they are so difficult to control. A friend told me that there is a good kind of snail that will wipe out the bad snails. A: Brown snails can cause quite a bit of damage in the garden, especially during the cool damp days of spring.

What plants are snails attracted to?

The deeper the green of the leaf and the more moisture it holds, the more appetizing it appears to a snail. Some favorite garden foods for snails include basil, beans, cabbage, dahlia, delphinium, hosta, lettuce, marigolds and strawberries.

Do snails eat plants?

They are good climbers and can be found high up in some plants. Most damage is done in spring by snails feeding on seedlings, new shoots and plant crowns. Snails will also eat decomposing organic matter such as rotting leaves, dung and even dead slugs and snails.

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