Slug

Category: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Arion hortensis

 

Identification:

Color: Varies

Size: 3 cm long

Region: Found throughout the world

Lifespan: 1-3 years

Important Considerations:

  • Slugs and snails are often confused. Although both are soft-bodied and secrete a mucous substance, slugs do not live inside a shell like snails.
  • The diet of a slug includes flowers, leaves, and fruits. If you have a garden, a slug infestation can cause considerable damage to your crops.
  • Although they prefer to live outside, slugs can gain access to your home through exterior doors, crawlspaces doors, or missing weather stripping.

 

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Slugs live outside in areas that have high moisture levels and are close to food. For these reasons, they choose to reside in places under rocks, plant debris, weeds, logs, and mulch. They feed on plants and flowers during the nighttime.