Slug is a common name that is normally applied to any gastropod mollusk that lacks a shell, has a very reduced shell, or has a small internal shell. This is in contrast to the common name snail, which is applied to gastropods that have coiled shells that are big enough to retract into.
Snail is a common name for almost all members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have coiled shells in the adult stage. When the word is used in a general sense, it includes sea snails, land snails and freshwater snails. Otherwise snail-like creatures that lack a shell (or have only a very small one) are called slugs.
Snails are attracted to damp areas such as moss, saturated gardens, or weedy areas. Help prevent breeding by maintaining these areas and only watering the necessary amount.
Remove daytime hiding places—ivy, weedy areas, debris, or boards.
Regularly remove snails from shelters you can’t eliminate such as low ledges on fences, undersides of decks, and meter boxes.
Place traps in your garden and dispose of trapped snails and slugs daily.
Reduce moist surfaces by switching to drip irrigation or sprinkling in the morning rather than later in the day.
Consider snail-proof plants such as impatiens, geraniums, begonias, lantana, nasturtiums, and many plants with stiff leaves and highly scented foliage such as sage, rosemary, and lavender.
Our trained technicians all use pet-friendly baits that pose no risk to your children or animals while effectively eliminating your snail problem.
For more information contact Berrett's Orange County Pest Control Office at 888.250.5503
For more methods on how to get rid of Snails check out UC Davis: Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
*Cited from UC Davis Integrated Pest Management Program & Wikipedia