Slugs - Let RainCity Pest Control take care of it.

Time to be concerned when...

Damaged Leaves on Garden plants

Pest Description

Slugs are one of the most common garden pests, though unlike most other leaf-munching critters you find in your garden, they aren’t insects. Instead, slugs are land-dwelling mollusks that are more closely related to clams than beetles or caterpillars. Facing a slug infestation is serious business, filled with slime trails, damaged leaves, and missing seedlings. Figuring out how to get rid of slugs in the garden without turning to harsh synthetic chemical slug baits, is a task ripe with old wives’ tales and useless homemade remedies. But, the truth is that effective organic slug control is both manageable and affordable, when you’re armed with the following tips and information.

Prevent slug damage with cultural practices.

This first strategy doesn’t involve products, traps, or barriers. Instead, it involves the actions you take in the garden.

Slug prevention techniques involve things like:

  • Avoid using loose mulches where slugs are prevalent.
    Skip straw, hay, and shredded wood mulches and opt for compost or leaf mold instead.
  • Avoid watering the garden late in the day.
    Since slugs (and their eggs) thrive in wet conditions, always water in the morning so the garden dries by nightfall.
  • Switch from overhead irrigation to drip irrigation. Drip irrigation targets water at the root zone and keeps plant foliage dry.
  • Plant resistant plants.
    Slugs dislike plants with heavily fragranced foliage, like many common herbs. They also dislike plants with fuzzy or furry foliage.
  • Slugs are a favorite food of many different predators.
    Encourage birds, snakes, lizards, toads, frogs, and ground beetles to make a home in your garden.

If you need help, give RainCity a call.
We will be more than happy to help you!


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The RainCity Process

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A detailed, multi-point inspection is conducted inside and outside


A plan is implemented to address any pest services needed


We will find and monitor pest “hot spots” and make carefully targeted applications


A protective “barrier” is applied around your home to block pests from entering in the first place

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Time to be concerned when...

Damaged Leaves on Garden plants