……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.
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.
Have you thought about your slug solution for this year yet? Find a range here in the Agratech Pest & Disease Control products.
This year keep an eye out for what has now been nicknamed ‘The Killer Slug’ (Arion vulgaris) which many people believe has been brought to the UK in slad bags that have been shipped here from Spain.
This particular slug can grow up to 22cm long and has the capability to lay around 400 eggs during its life so imagine the impact these slugs could have on our crops and gardens. The slug feasts on plants, snails and also it will eat other slugs so be prepared this year and get your Slugclear Liquid or Slugclear Pellets ready.