When you see a snail, at first you think that they look so cute in their own way. However, even though they seem slow, harmless, and in general are all squishy, keep in mind they are one of the biggest enemies of your trees and gardens. Snails are notorious for loving to munch on the new leaves and bark of young trees and to dine on the tender rind of all the new fruits. Snails are drawn into gardens where they will feast and reproduce until your garden is completely under a very slow attack.
Fall means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs and snails. If you are looking to protect your gardens and trees, then it’s time to start fighting with all those snails. It is nearly impossible to address them one by one. Instead, one of the greatest weapons is copper. This is surprising but true. Snails hate copper.
Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire mesh as a barrier to repel slugs and snails. They get a small electrical shock when they encounter the copper, which sends them elsewhere. We’re not exactly sure why, but some suspect that the high conductivity of copper reacts with a snail’s slime trail, possibly giving them an unpleasant shock.
By placing our copper mesh around your trees and in your gardens, you can repel slugs and snails in a humane way. There is no need to kill all those slugs and snails.
Copper wire mesh is also durable in many other types of applications. Although it is softer than a similar stainless-steel wire mesh, it is also resistant to atmospheric corrosion but attacked by oxidizing agents such as nitric acid, ferric chloride, and cyanides, and ammonia acids compounds. Lawrence Sintered Metals offers copper wire mesh that is 99.9% pure copper.