Garden Pests & Diseases: Slugs

Some Slug facts for you

……Slugs and snails are hermaphrodite, each individual is both male and female, and is able to lay spherical translucent white eggs about 2-3mm across. Eggs are laid in batches of 10 – 50 and can often be found in the soil, in compost heaps and other dark, damp places. Up to about 500 eggs per slug may be laid in a season. They hatch into tiny versions of the adults in 3 weeks to 5 months depending on the time of year.

Slugs and snails can live for up to four years but the lifespan is usually less.          Slug Yuck

 

In 2013, British gardens were invaded by the Spanish “super slug”  which threatened crops and native species. They can grow up to 6in long and produce 400 eggs each.

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