No need to put up with these hungry beasts munching their way through your garden. This simple trap is just what you need.
SET A SNAIL TRAP
Gather your supplies
- 90mm dia. PVC pipe (25cm)
- Galvanised tie wire
- Lettuce leaves
- Table salt
You’ll also need
Hand or power saw; wire cutters
FOR YOU TO NOTE
- When using power tools, wear all safety gear required and refer to product instructions.
- Place traps at edges of beds, where snails enter.
Using a saw, cut a 25cm length of pipe. Position trap.
Use wire cutters to cut a 50cm length of wire. U-bend the middle of wire and place over pipe, pushing wire ends into soil.
Put 3–5 lettuce leaves in pipe as bait.
Sprinkle 1–2 Tbsp salt on either side of leaves.
Check trap each day, removing dead snails, replacing wilted lettuce and topping up salt.
Watch the video below.