SLUG AND SNAIL
There’s nothing more annoying than when all of your hard work in the garden gets devoured in one sitting by slugs and snails! Eraza slug and snail killer gives fast and effective control against these garden pests, giving you reassurance that your precious plants are protected.
Slugs and Snails – What's the difference?
Thankfully the soft, juicy bodies of slugs are susceptible to drying out and are easily attacked by predators. This means that in the wild there numbers are kept in check despite their fast rate of breeding. Annoyingly, some of their relatives are better adapted to drought and attack by having a shell to retreat into. Snails can retreat into their shell when there is a dry spell or when birds or other predators are about.
SLUG AND SNAIL FACTS
- Slugs and snails donâ€™t have a skeleton so they can squeeze through tiny gaps to munch on your precious plants
- Slugs and snails have green blood
- Slugs and snails produce 2 different types of slime, a thin watery one and a thick, sticky one
- There are about 30 species of slugs and snails in Britain
- In southern Italy, some people believe that swallowing a live garden slug will cure their stomach ulcer
- Slugs and snails are consistently the number 1 pest problem reported to the Royal Horticultural Society by their members
- If all its offspring survived, a common field slug could have 27 million great grandchildren
- The wild relatives of many of our vegetables are far more bitter in taste, which deters slug and snail attack.
- Only about 5% of the slugs in your garden appear above-ground at once, the rest are hiding away in the soil or munching on vegetables or plant roots
- Octopus, squid and cuttlefish are all related to slugs and snails. All these creatures belong to the mollusc family. There are over 93,000 species of mollusc in the world, and most of them live in the sea