Slugs can be a gardeners worst nightmare and can cause havoc in the garden.  It pays to know your slugs as that way you can combat them effectively with Nemaslug, your natural nematode pest control – environmentally friendly and safe for children, pets and wildlife.

 

Grey Field Slug

The most common and serious slug pest. Highly variable in colour (but usually light grey or fawn).  It measures 3 cm (1.5 inches).

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Garden Slug

Similar in size to the grey field slug, but with a much tougher skin. Usually darker in colour (grey to black), with their underside a distinctive yellow, which also characterises their slime trail.

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Keeled Slug

Grey in colour with a ridge down the back, they are generally larger than the Grey Field Slug (about 6 to 7 cm or 2.5 inches). On the whole they are regarded as mainly subterranean in behaviour, living and feeding under ground.

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Black Slug

This one is much larger than the others, measuring up to 20 cm (8 inches) and is black in colour (though the young stages can be yellowish with dark tentacles). As such, it can be very conspicuous in your garden.  This may lead gardeners to conclude that this is the most common slug and is causing all the damage, when in reality the real menace (the Grey Field Slug and/or the Garden Slug) is resting underground. There are also some sub species of this slug that are similar in most respects, except that they have a distinctive reddish brown to yellow colour.

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