Thanks for the great ideas Mart, Featherphobia :-D ... I was thinking of using copper because when I googled for a home remedy and checking my resources copper seems to be a good solution. I have plenty of old copper wires waiting to go to the recycling center .... err!! not really plenty but enough to surround the bed with it. Beer is not an option because I don't drink and I hate to get rid of the snails after they drown and in beer YUCKS!!!... sorry. This morning I managed to crush one close to the romaine bed and it felt YIKEES!!! Having to get rid of the crushed slug after that was really gross!! Have anybody tried copper or have any other remedy that does not involve having to get rid of the dead critter?