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Bush Snails

This is a discussion on Bush Snails within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; A few months ago, I picked up a small Rex begonia to give some year-round ...

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    A few months ago, I picked up a small Rex begonia to give some year-round color to a terrarium. What a mistake that was. I found that the thing must have brought in some bush snails, as I have not seen them anywhere else for a very long time.


    For those of who not familiar with the little so-and-so's, they are tiny, black snails that can devour orchids, and they are not attracted to slug and snail bait, making them hard to eliminate. About the only efective poison is Measurol, which is a controlled application pesticides in many states. So...


    I did a little bit of experimenting, and put 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon leaf oil in a quart of isopropyl alcohol, and sprayed the entire terrarium.


    No damage to any plant in there, and no more snails!!!

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    Ray--
    I haven't had those for a while, but am glad to have the info on cinnamon leaf oil. Thanks!

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    Great solution Ray!

    cheers,
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    Plain isopropylalcohol? Or is it diluted?

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    70% isopropanol - straight from the drug store.

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    Thanks Ray, will surely try it out, I have a problem with different kind of snails.

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