Vegetation such as hostas and some flowers will have large gaping holes in them. Slug and snail trails glisten in the daylight after they have dried. Check under rocks and flowerpots to locate slugs and snails in the daytime.

Snails Close Up

What Will Happen To My Landscape?

Slugs and snails can completely devour and defoliate a young plant in as little as one night depending on the infestation. Slugs and snails continue to reproduce taking from two months to two years to reach mature adulthood.

What Can I Do About Slugs And Snails?

Some over the counter products are available and there are a number of home remedies that also may work. Slug bait is available at most local hardware stores. Handpicking slugs and snails is a long process but can greatly reduce their populations in the long run. Combating slugs and snails can be a timely and unpleasant weekend activity.

How Can Natural Way Help?

Prevention is the key in controlling slugs and snails. Here at Natural Way we have certified professionals who are used to preventing and controlling slugs and snails. Our Slug and Snail Protection Program will provide 3 critically timed granular applications to the landscape that will help control slugs and snails, extend the life of the landscape and minimize overall damage.

Even though slugs and snails will not generally kill a plant by themselves, the plant will become more susceptible to other problems and its appearance will be unsightly.

Slug on Leaf

Photo of a Slug on a leaf and resulting damage – credit: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,