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By Tim Gibb, Department of Entomology, Purdue University

Slugs love moist areas where there is abundant decaying organic matter. Shaded areas under broad leaved plants is a favorite hiding spot. Slugs feed on decaying and also on living plant tissue creating an eyesore. Many different control tactics for slugs have been invented over the years. However, few are as effective as commercially available slug baits (containing mesural or metaldehyde). These can be purchased from hardware or plant centers and should beapplied in the garden as per label directions.

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