HOW TO CONTROL SLUGS
WHAT IS A SLUG?
Slugs are very easy to identify, simply look at some of the pictures on this page. They are slimy on the outside and have no shell on their backs although they do have some form of weak shell inside their body. Slugs and snails are different in that snails have a shell on their backs.
Slugs come in different sizes and colours and although we describe the common types of slugs below, in practice, it’s best to treat them all the same and do your best to remove as many as possible.
Slugs move on a layer of slime which they secrete to protect their underside (the foot) from damage. The muscles in the body contract and expand to produce movement.
Slugs have two sets of tentacles on their heads. The top longer ones are very primitive eyes which can detect light and dark but not much else. The lower, shorter tentacles detect smell and this is the primary method which slugs use to detect food. Both the light and small tentacles can be retracted in to the slug’s body to protect them.
LIFCYCLE OF A SLUG
Slugs are hermaphrodites which means they are both female and male, interesting maybe but that knowledge doesn’t
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AT WHAT TIME OF YEAR ARE SLUGS A PROBLEM
WHICH VEGETABLES DO SLUGS ATTACK?
PRINCIPLES OF REPELLING SLUG ATTACKS
METHODS OF PREVENTING SLUGS