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What Least-toxic Products Will Get Rid of Garden Slugs?

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What Least-toxic Products Will Get Rid of Garden Slugs?

Garden Slug

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Question: What Least-toxic Products Will Get Rid of Garden Slugs?
Adult slugs and snails are soft-bodied, worm-like animals belonging to the same zoological family as clams, mussels and scallops. They range in color from tan to green, black, yellow or spotted and may or may not have shells. However, they all leave a characteristic slime trail of mucus wherever they crawl and lay up to 300 a day, clear, oval or round eggs, under stones and debris.

Slug Damage:
They damage seedlings and any tender stem, foliage or bulb, especially during rainy conditions or in wet regions.

Control of Garden Slugs:
Handpicking, excluding, trapping, or mulching are all natural methods of slug control.
Answer: Least-toxic Commercial Controls for Garden Slugs:
Snail Barr
Slug Saloon
Slug Trap
Biowise Parasitic Nematodes
Predatory Snails (Rumina decollata)
Predatory Nematodes (Phasmarhabditis) species
M-Pede
"Safer" products
K-Neem
Sharpshooter
Escargo
Sluggo Plus

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