Snails and Slugs
Snails and slugs feed on the leaves of many plants, especially seedlings and, later in the season, on ripening fruits and vegetables. A variety of techniques are often necessary to reduce snail and slug populations.
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Identification and Control Information
- Fact Sheet: Slugs (PDF)—University of Maine Cooperative Extension
- Managing Slugs in the Garden and Beyond (PDF)—University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
- Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardeners and Landscape Professionals: Snails and Slugs (PDF)—University of California
[Photos, left to right: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Bugwood.org]