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Slugs and snails are typically active sooner than people think. Consequently, this gives them a head-start before people begin gardening. In order to guard against this, it is a good idea to begin preventative treatments on your desired areas towards the end of winter.
Corry's Copper Tape Barrier lasts approximately 6 months. While rain won't affect the copper tape barrier, dirt and debris will reduce its effectiveness. In order to get the best results, we recommend cleaning the barrier off with a washcloth or vinegar occasionally.
A good prevention program includes a combination of methods. First, eliminate all places that slugs and snails can hide during the day such as: boards, stones, tree trunks, etc. Next, plant vegetable gardens away from such hiding places. Begonias, California poppy, fuchias, geraniums and other plants with stiff leaves as well as highly scented foliage (lavender, rosemary, sage) resist slug and snail damage. Use a drip irrigation to reduce humidity and moist surfaces  both of which attract slugs and snails. Use Corry's Slug & Snail Copper Tape Barrier to keep slugs and snails out of a particular area or to protect tree trunks and flower pots. Corry's Slug & Snail Copper Tape Barrier gives snails and slugs a slight electrical shock when passing over the copper tape. To further control the snails and slugs, spread Corry's Slug & Snail Killer ready-to-use pellets in your garden.
Visible signs can be mucin trails or holes in plants and leaves. Moist gardens provide ample spots for shelter from the sun and winds that can dry out these pests. If you notice other plant symptoms, like wilted leaves, webs on plants, devoured fruits and veggies, then insects may be present in your garden. Try Sevin products to kill these pests.
Snails hibernate in the winter; whereas, slugs remain active year round, excluding extreme hot or cold weather. Apply slug baits in the spring or fall when slugs are most active, and snail bait in the spring when snails are most active.
Corry's products are designed to protect plants and do not cause harm to the treated area. The best way to further ensure no harm to the host plants is to precisely follow the product's label use directions.
The best way to protect your garden is to begin preventative treatments on your desired areas in the early spring or fall right before the most active slug and snail seasons. Use Corry's Slug & Snail Copper Tape Barrier to protect tree trunks, flower pots and particular areas that you are trying to preserve. Copper barriers are useful in protecting susceptible plants such as basil, cabbage, hosta, lettuces, marigolds, strawberries and other seedlings and succulent plants. For maximum protection, also spread Corry's Slug & Snail Killer ready-to-use pellets in your garden. Corry's Brand controls these pests and remains effective even after rain or sprinkling.
No, slugs and snails are considered mollusks and should be controlled with molluscicides; such as Corry's Slug & Snail Killer.If insects are affecting your plants, try using Sevin products to stop the damage. 

Yes, Corry's brand has been protecting plants for more than 70 years. In addition to Corry's Slug & Snail Killer and Slug & Snail Copper Tape Barrier, Corry's brand also offers Deadline Bug Bait, Deadline Force II™ Slug & Snail Killer and Moss B Ware products.

Any of the Corry's products is safe to use with children and pets when used according to the label. Children and pets can enter the area immediately after the product is applied.
Yes, if you would like to see visible results (empty snail shells) in your garden, we recommend using one of the Deadline products. 
Slugs and snails feed on living and decomposing plant material, but they prefer young, tender plant growth. They will eat newly sprouted seedlings, soft growth on established plants, lettuce, basil, hostas and succulent fruits, such as tomatoes, strawberries and citrus. 
One visible difference between these closely related pests is that snails have hard, protective, external shells. Some slugs have soft internal shells or prominent mantles, while others have nothing at all. Both slugs and snails have two upper tentacles that protrude from their foreheads. These have eyes on the tips and are used for sight and smell.