Wacky Pest Wednesday: Slugs

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A very happy Wednesday to all of you dearest Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday!  Please join us this week as we uncover some of the wackiest facts about the slug!

When it comes to slugs, they’re most often referred to as a garden pest since they will eat just about anything that’s leafy and green.  To them, a garden is an all-you-can-eat buffet, and you better believe that they will make short work of whatever plants you have been working hard on.  However, these critters are not only limited to gardens, as they can wreak havoc on all sorts of plants around your home.

Unlike snails, slugs do not have a spiral shell on their backs and are most active at night.  To get around they secrete a ton of mucus on their underside and use that to go everywhere that they need to go—pretty gross, right?  If that isn’t weird enough for you, just know that these pests can have thousands and thousands of teeth (yes, really) and breathe through a blowhole on the side of their bodies.  Needless to say, slugs are pretty wacky.

So, if you have a slug problem in your yard, what do you do?  One DIY solution is known as the “beer trap,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like.  Simply pour half of a beer into a cup, bury it halfway in the ground right around where you have a slug problem, and let nature take care of the rest.  Slugs cannot resist the smell of beer, and by burying the cup halfway you will make them fall into the cup once they get curious enough. However, keep in mind that the beer needs to be replaced daily.

Alternatively, you can always reach out to your friendly neighborhood professional pest control company for help in removing the critters.  In no time at all, you can expect your slug problem to vanish in a blink of an eye!

Should you have a pest problem of any size, be sure to give us a call for a free quote!

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