The first snail bug in the city of Espoo is located in Latokaski. There is a need for it, as Spanish cetaceans are taking over the district.
Trash distinguish from color.
Where the rubbish bins of the city of Espoo are usually green or foldable to gray, Latokasken’s new rubbish shines bright orange.
What’s also special about the trash can is what’s thrown in there: the trash is meant for Spanish chips that haunt locals.
Whistleblowers Spanish chips can be found everywhere in Latokaske. They smell of flowers and useful plants in the garden, and they also taste plants that have already withered.
Treasurer and member secretary of the Latokaski Society Timo Gröndahl says there are a lot of Spanish chips in the area.
“When I ride a bike, I see them on light traffic lanes.”
Not long ago, Gröndahl saw three snails eat a dead companion on the road:
“They are disgusting.”
Other residents of the area have noticed the same, which is why special snail gatherings have been organized in the area.
And now the area has been given orange rubbish.
Spanish chips is classified in Finland as a nationally harmful alien species.
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Spanish cetaceans, which grow to a length of about 7 to 14 centimeters, delight in gardens with a wide variety of food, causing great damage to crops and home gardens.
The leaves, flowers and bulbs of ornamental and useful plants taste like Spanish chips. They also eat animal carcasses as well as their dead species mates, which is why Spanish chip snails are sometimes called killer snails.
In addition, the mucus secreted by Spanish chips can contain bacteria that are harmful to humans and domestic animals.
But how does snail trash differ from ordinary trash cans?
Espoo city green work manager Merja Myyry says snail is no different than its color.
“It’s just an ordinary park trash can, but it attracts attention with its color.”
The city of Espoo is trying out its first snail rubbish in Latokaski. Previously, snail snails have been tested at least in Riihimäki.
According to Myyry, there are instructions on the side of the trash can on how to use it.
“The instructions first teach you how to identify a Spanish chip as a thunderstorm.”
Spanish sprouts the coloring may vary, but in Finland the individuals are usually broken orange-red-brown, dirty-brown, or black. Spanish chip snails usually occur in groups.
Signs glued to the side of the trash can also tell you how to kill Spanish chips: They should be split in half or dropped into boiling hot water.
“After that, the dead Spanish chip snails are packed in an old milk can, for example, and put in a snail trash,” Myyry instructs.
The snail bags of snail are taken to incinerate, just like other garbage in the city.
“The idea is that this law will instruct people on how to work with Spanish chip diets,” Myyry says.
You can protect your home yard from Spanish chips by keeping the vegetation under control and avoiding open compost and twigs.
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Ladybugs residents have been happy with their snail trash:
“This is such a park area in Espoo that there is a lot of lawn here. We want to keep the area tidy, ”says Timo Gröndahl of the Latokaski Society.
“We’re really pleased we got trash for this.”
In Espoo, attempts have also been made to destroy snails with the help of ducks. The video below shows how ducks treat snails.
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