"This is my first time doing termite work. Information from DoMyOwnPestControl.com is great and very helpful. Ordering via Internet is simple and straight forward."
Snail and Slug Control
Garden Slug & Snail Killer Bait
Garden pests can come in all shapes and sizes, but slugs and snails bring the slimy element with them. These small creatures can cause major damage to garden and greenhouse plants, which makes them a prime enemy to any gardener.
Getting rid of snails and slugs isn’t complicated, but can be a little tricky because of their nocturnal nature. Knowing a little more about snails and slugs can help you control the damage they may inflict on your plants.
Snail and Slug Identification
Snails and slugs are not insects, but mollusks, and are related to clams and oysters. Garden snails have a hard shell that provides added shelter, while slugs do not have an external shell. They feed on both living and dying or dead plant matter, eating leaves, stems, roots, and fruits. These animals have eyes on the end of stalks that give them a distinct appearance, and leave mucous trails that help in their identification during the day.
Snail and Slug Habits
These small mollusks are very active at night when it is cooler and damp and hide during the day, usually under rocks and stones or any shady, damp area. They chew large, ragged holes in leaves, will eat seedlings, low growing fruit, and roots. They are actively feeding from spring to the first frost. Hostas, strawberries, lettuce, and cabbage are especially vulnerable to snails and slugs. Because of their nocturnal activity, it can be difficult to find snails and slugs in the garden to identify them as the culprits of your damaged plants.
Getting Rid of Snails and Slugs
For comprehensive snail control and slug control, you will have to combine methods and techniques.
Barriers, Traps, and Pesticides
Can't find the product you are looking for? E-mail us and we'll get it for you!
We sell professional do it yourself pest control (diy), exterminator and
extermination insecticide, pesticide, chemical and bug killer treatment
products to spray, eliminate and exterminate pests.
Many of our products are not available in stores
such as Home Depot, Walmart or Lowes.