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Field of flowers
by Kurt Peacock
on November 16, 2017 at 7:42 PM
Hi Cheryl I'm a local Consulting Arborist that has found a large number of these snails in the Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista along Olympic Parkway east ofvEastlake Parkway and the Wolf Canyon open space.These snails killed 3 15 gal Torrey Pine trees planted there in 4 months time. Regards Kurt
by Kurt Peacock Consulting Arborist
on August 28, 2018 at 8:32 AM
The Snail is exploding in Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista.It has killed 35 young Sycamores and Torrey Pines planted by Tree San Diego in last 14 months.Help!Numbers likely in the 10,000 to 100,000 + range.
by Naiomi Casillas
on May 30, 2019 at 9:18 AM
I also live in Otay Ranch and yesterday while on a walk I noticed the plants, trees, signs, and walkways near the corner of EastLake Parkway and Hunt Parkway to be covered in snails. You could not walk without crushing them. The shear number of snails is to great to even estimate. I’d compare the site to how the bottoms of a boat might look, covered in muscles after long periods of time in the ocean. Help please!
by Mary Ann wilson
on June 2, 2019 at 1:58 PM
I live in Escondido and noticed them last year and have had thousands all over my fruit trees and walls, garage door etc. this year. I have no idea what to do except I try and pull.scrape etc. to get them to the ground, where I have put snail bait. \Help Help
by JiHyang
on October 23, 2019 at 10:16 PM
Many of these snails in the San Elijo Lagoon, La Orilla trail, near where the construction closure is located.
by mark Van Milligan
on October 31, 2019 at 9:56 AM
I park my truck across the street near an open field on eastgate mall corridor by our business. The field weeds had WGS on them. They traveled on my truck tailgate to my house. I looked at the back of the truck and peeled them off and crushed them to death as I didnt want them in my garden in north park. I knew what they were. They are infesting all the field weeds here.
by Teresa Morales
on May 24, 2020 at 10:21 AM
Cheryl, Teresa M here from Otay Mesa/Chula Vista area. These snails are killing my backyard plants. It doesn’t matter how much snail bait I put out, they just keep multiplying. Pest control put their stuff out, but the little buggers are still here. I even put out trays of beer....didn’t care for the beer....HELP!! Salt water spray is next...will keep you updated..frustrated in Otay!!
by Susie scholpp
on September 15, 2020 at 12:49 PM
I saw the snails in colonies on my neighbors lot in Half Moon Bay. Their climbing over my fence. Please please come out immediately to and get samples. Thank you
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