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HOW TO GET RID OF GARDEN SLUGS

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HOME REMEDIES TO KILL SLUGS 
Warning! Do not Drive Or Operate Heavy Machinery After Preparing This Remedy.
Drink 1 or 2 cans or bottles of beer leaving a large swallow in each one. Place containers on ground in areas where you are seeing them and leave for 24 hours. Slugs will crawl into the containers, drink the beer and become intoxicated and trapped inside. Discard cans in garbage. Please do not recycle these cans.

Spread non toxic diatomaceous earth in gardens and other areas where you are seeing the slugs. Since slugs come from other locations, a barrier of DE should be spread around the perimeter of your flower and vegetable gardens when planted and should be repeated every 3 to 4 weeks. A light coating should suffice.

Diatomaceous Earth

How To Get Rid Of Garden Slugs
Baits containing iron phosphates such as  sluggo snail & slug control give good control and may be used in home vegetable and flower gardens, around ornamentals and in greenhouses and lath houses. The baits are applied to the soil surface, not directly on the plants. It is often better to put out baits before the plants are up or transplants set out as the slug is more likely to find and feed on baits when other food is not readily available. Slugs feed at night so it is best to shake bait out in the evening.

;Sluggo Snail & Slug Control

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Picture Of A Garden Slug

Garden Slugs are active mostly at night, and the slime trail they leave is an indication of their presence. Early in the morning this trail may appear as silver streaks on the plant surface, but as the day progresses it dries out and becomes less visible. (In contrast, caterpillars which cause similar feeding injury do not leave a slime trail.)

DAMAGE THEY CAN DO

Slugs and are often present in greenhouses throughout the year and in home vegetable gardens, flower and ornamental borders during most of the summer. Injury to plants consists of chewed holes in leaves, stems, flowers and fruit. Seedlings may be totally destroyed.

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Garden Slugs and are molluscs, a group of invertebrate animals with soft unsegmented bodies. Garden Slugs are often described as snails without a shell, while snails bodies are enclosed in calcareous shells. They move along by secreting a path of mucus.

LIFE HISTORY

Many species overwinter in the egg stage, but slug eggs may also be found at other times of the year. Slug eggs resemble little round spheres, are whitish to clear in color, and are often found in masses just below the soil surface. The young slugs resemble the slug adults and begin feeding as soon as they hatch. The life span for most species is usually less than one year.

Immature and adult garden slugs that overwinter become active in the early spring when temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees F (5 degrees C). A wet spring and early summer usually result in a buildup of garden slug populations. Dry weather is often detrimental to slugs, and they may either die or burrow deeper into the soil to await moist conditions. Cool damp fall weather is conducive to much garden slug injury.

Slugs Unusual Mating Habits
Slugs have both male and female reproductive organs, they mate with themselves if no other slugs are around.
The great grey garden slug's penis is nearly half its total body length. In fact, penis size is reflected in the scientific name of one banana slug species: dolichophallus -- Latin for "long penis."
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