Posted: 12/05/2016 at 07:44
no..not the wrong thing but......
if you put too many pellets around you are merely attracting snails. Use them sparingly placing half a dozen or so around your hosta. Not too close either. If it is wet the pellets are not effective. Warm dry or misty conditions are fine. Replenish pellets after heavy rain
the very best way is to handpick them off.
Metaldehyde works on slugs and snails.
consider nematodes too....specially for slugs.....but a few discreet pellets, clearing away any rotting debris and hand picking is very effective