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What are these insects (snails)?

Posted by sdraza1 Toronto (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 19:59

I found these at the bottom of a pot from which I moved a plant to soil. What type of organisms are these and what is their significance related to gardening? thanks

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RE: What are these insects (snails)?

That is a slug. It will be one of your worst enemies in your yard. I suggest looking at ways to trap them..

RE: What are these insects (snails)?

In large numbers and in a moist environment, they can be quite destructive. On another note, slugs are more closely related to a clam then to an insect. They are quite closely related to snails.

This post was edited by smivies on Wed, Aug 21, 13 at 22:04

RE: What are these insects (snails)?

But thankfully these are slow. A way to get them all is to place a dish of beer as they are drawn to them and they will drown. Or use slug pellets to protect certain plants like hostas.. or use the rind of a watermelon as bait. Leave it out overnight and collect the rind and slugs in the morning. Destroy

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