Living in The Netherlands I have battled with the slugs and snails of this nation for many years. As it is almost permanently damp in The Netherlands it is a perfect habitat for them.
Some days you see that snails and slugs have made a meal out of your hard work but don’t despair there are ways to help control them. As I am a vegetarian and don’t like killing animals, even slugs, I personally rely on growing things vertically and catch and release. It is up to you to see what method is best for you but below I will share what I know and hope it will help you too.
Humans pose great dangers to snails in the wild. Pollution and habitat destruction have caused the extinction of a considerable number of snail species in recent years
They are a natural food source for many animals, such as birds, hedgehogs, and frogs.
Snails are like homing pigeons and limpets (sea snails). If you move them off your plant and release them too close to where they came from then they will find their way back.
They can live as old as 10 years old but most of them will live 2-3 years.