Snail Problem.

Every one is always complaining about slugs but in some cases especially in chalk soil area its not slugs that are the problem but snails.Often the advice we provide for such a snail problem is more on the prevention and cultural methods of control.Snails are a stable food of many larger birds such as black birds and thrushes so by encouraging them to your garden with regular feeding you tend to solve the snail problem at the same time.Many larger birds especially thrushes have learned how to use large stones as tools to break the snails shells.So its worth leaving some large flat stones around the garden to be used by the birds to crack the thin snail shells.