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What is this slug-like creature?

Appears to be some leopard slugs (Limax maximus). Can't be 100% sure since you didn't include the area the slugs were found but for the UK or North America it'd be right. They mostly eat rotten ...
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Are slugs beneficial or detrimental?

I know that you have already accepted an answer, but I thought some balance is needed, given that the other answers are all along the lines of "KILL THEM, KILL THEM ALL!". Most slug species are not ...
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Diatomaceous earth: food grade or not?

I do not use this in my gardens. I only use it sparingly, in certain areas, for serious infestations. Slugs love beer. I pour a bit of beer in a shallow bowl, and they crawl in at night and ...
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What is the best organic way to defeat slugs?

Here in coastal Maine the nonnative, invasive slugs and recently, snails, are serious pests in my garden. I've tried numerous approaches to control them, and beer did not kill them. I was disconcerted ...
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What is the best organic way to defeat slugs?

Sluggo is highly effective, and it is now OMRI listed: Sluggo gets OMRI seal of approval - aka organic.
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What is the best organic way to defeat slugs?

Hand picking worked very well for me. I collect them with (old-recycled) plumbing pliers and put them into a bucket with water at the bottom, and moving the water within the bucket detaches the slugs ...
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Help, my cabbages have got .... earth-worms?

Both slugs and worms like well rotted composts, particularly if its damp - the only thing you can do is to reduce their activity so they can't so easily get inside your cabbages. You can try covering ...
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Natural Organic slug/snail/pest repellants

I've had a slug problem this year too. I read that watering in the evening is a huge attractant for slugs because it leaves your garden moist all night, so if you're watering in the evening like I was,...
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Slugs and snails eating lettuce?

Very well looks like that could be slug/snail damage. If you have a small amount of lettuce plants then just going outside at night with a flashlight and hand pulling off plants and the ground will ...
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Where should grow my echeveria?

Echeveria are pretty cold resistant, but what they can't cope with is lots of rain and cold together, so best brought in at the end of summer (I use the term summer laughingly because we seem to be ...
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Cabbage and Broccoli Pests

I encountered a very similar issue with my Kale plants. Look under the leaves (sometimes on the front side as well) to look for green worms. Cabbage worms are attracted to brassicas and from the ...
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What is the best organic way to defeat slugs?

Over the past few years I have tried most of the typical approaches mentioned in some of the previous answers, usually only with some sort of success, but never for 100%. However, near the end of ...
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What is the best organic way to defeat slugs?

Keep a light on. Slugs hate light. place it close to the plants being attacked.
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What is the best organic way to defeat slugs?

I live in a very sluggy area. I've used beer traps, egg shells, diatomaceous earth etc. But nothing has ever even come close to the success that I've had with iron phosphate aka sluggo. It is OMRI ...
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