Decollate Snails have been a part of the organic solution for garden snails for years.
They have been in common use in the citrus industry and there is a large amount of
literature on their use in the groves. The Decollate Snail will eat young snails and
slugs as well as some dead leaf litter. On rare occasions Decollate Snails have been
seen on tender seedlings. This is not an issue if there is adequate organic material
around. Decollate snails prefer a loose thick mulch or better yet a green mulch of
low growing plants. It can take a couple of years for the snails to bring the population
of the garden snails to a reasonable level, they will not likely eat all of them, then
there would be nothing for them to eat. And they are susceptible to the same poisons
that kill other snails.
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