Slugs Eat Entire Garden

 

 

If you have slugs in your garden be glad you don't live in Sweden where Spanish slugs are taking over gardens.

One garden had all it's plants eaten by the slugs in just a few days when the owner was away on vacation. Over 900 slugs were picked from the garden.

The wet summer in Sweden is bringing out the Spanish slugs called killer slugs because they are cannibals and eat the weak and dead of their own kind. This species of slug grows to 6 inches in length. Each slug can produce 400 baby slugs.

The Spanish slugs have no natural predator. Even animals who chomp on the pests spit them out when they get a mouthful of slime.

Here are some tips to reduce the slugs in your home garden.

For more information:

http://www.thelocal.se:80/7887/20070713/

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/82399.html

http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/slugs.htm

http://www.apluswriting.net/rssnewsfeeds/homeandgarden/slugtips.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.
Website: http://www.apluswriting.net
Email: Current address on website
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