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slug

the garden pest Agriolimax meticulatus; may attract snail poison to a hitherto carefree garden and lead to metaldehyde poisoning in companion animals and may also harbor encysted larvae of Syngamus trachea.
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There are dozens of chemical solutions in the form of slug pellets.
Britain is crawling with 20% more species of slugs than ever before.
Slugs prefer cool, rainy climates where they won't dry out.
A newly discovered sea slug adds a special something to mating: simultaneous forehead piercing.
It's better to go on slug patrol early morning and at dusk, preferably after rain, as these huge slugs are highly visible, and pick them off before putting them in a bucket of water containing detergent which will cause them to sink, he advises.
Alternatively, invest in a nematode biological control, a parasitic worm which works its way into the soil and will kill slugs underground, but may not be so effective on snails which tend to remain on the surface.
At the same time, there are thousands--even tens of thousands--of long-term deer hunters still using their favorite do-eveiything shotguns with smoothbore barrels--either with or without "rifle" sights--to harvest deer with the same Fostertype slugs as a generation ago.
Like plants, the algae that get eaten by the sea slugs also use photosynthesis.
The slugs observed in both instances were members of the genus Arion (Arionidae), presumably the same species.
Over time, the genes got passed down to other sea slugs.