Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of slugs in the garden.
What Are Slugs?
Slugs are very damaging garden pests that can be found throughout the country, most likely in moist and humid climates. Your garden is likely to have more slugs during a particularly rainy season.
Slugs are not insects, rather, they are soft-bodied mollusks. Slugs never change, because they are members of the phylum Mollusca, along with the giant squid, the periwinkle, and the steamer clam. Unlike seagoing mollusks, the slug is equipped with a single lung. Its shell is lacking or represented only by a small plate, but it does not seem to mind.
Slugs are hermaphroditic, with each individual having both male and female reproductive organs. As you would expect, their love life is complex. The common gray garden slug dances an elaborate, hour-long nuptial waltz before mating, while other species perform acrobatic movements while hanging suspended from threads of slime.