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What are Snails and Slugs?  

Slugs and snails are members of a large group which counts molluscs as its members. Slugs and snails are soft bodied animals with or without a shell and not segmented.

They prefer moist environments and live off decaying animal matter, algae, and plant material such as leaves and stems. These pests are most active on cool, wet and humid nights.

 

Symptoms

Silvery trails which can dry to appear like gold dust. These trails are the mucus they secrete in order to move. Holes in leaves of plants and seedlings chewed off at the base.

 

How to protect your plants

Remove rocks, pots, pipes or any protected area which they may use as shelter during the day. 

 

Plants impacted

  • Begonias
  • Nasturtiums
  • Lilies
  • Brassicas
  • Lettuce
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