Publications and Websites about Snail Farming

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Snail and Slug Control

University of California. Agriculture and Natural Resources.

These California Statewide IPM Program guidelines describe how snails and slugs damage plants and offer methods for eliminating or managing these plant pests. Snail and slug management techniques include landscape and garden planning, handpicking, traps, barriers, natural enemies, and baits.

This article by Becky Long discusses "least-toxic strategies" to control slug and snail populations. (Journal of Pesticide Reform, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 22-23. Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, 1996.)

Slugs and Snails  ( pdf | 124 KB )

University of Maryland. Cooperative Extension Service.

This Home and Garden bulletin describes non-chemical and chemical control strategies for slugs and snails, including the brown garden snail, helix aspersa.



Snails in the Classroom

Mollusk Decision Matrix  ( pdf | 15 kb )

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

"The Mollusk Decision Matrix may be used as a guideline for educators when deciding which snails or slugs to use in their classroom. The matrix lists ten snail and slug species and the specific states in which the USDA will authorize interstate movement. Contact your State Plant Regulatory Office or the Pest Permit Evaluation Unit when in doubt."

Provides facts, lessons and learning activities about garden and pond snails for teachers and children. Grades K-6.