snail & slug control

Our approach with Snail & Slug Control is identical to every pest that we handle.

  • We perform a thorough inspection.
  • Determine / Confirm the target pest.
  • Devise a strategy.

With all the Pest Control Division, We adhere to an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” principle & philosophy which simply means we use a common-sense approach.  We take advantage of existing mechanical & environmental controls (habitat modifications, removing attractants, using barriers, traps, etc.) combined with the responsible application of pesticides to eliminate the target pest. Our goal is to remove the nuisance pest while taking into consideration human health, non-target beneficial species and the environment.


The holes in your plant leaves, or even worse, plants nearly eaten, snails and slugs may be the culprit. Snails and slugs are commonly the most bothersome pests in our garden and landscape. Most of them have a ferocious appetite for green leaves and stems that happen to be growing in our garden.

They are members of the mollusk family and move by gliding along their muscular “foot.” As they move, they secrete a slippery, mucus-like substance, which helps facilitate their movement. Snails and slugs are most active during the evening and hide in the shade on sunny days. Because of their appetite for our garden plants, they can be extremely destructive and need intervention.

If you really want to see what is munching on your plants, slip out late at night with a flashlight to examine your plants. You will see what the culprit is. The telling sign is the irregular holes in leaves and a silvery mucus trail.

A good snail and slug management plan, like ours includes a combination of methods.

Homeowners who want to take a preventative role in protecting their plants or garden can take some measures into their own hands.

Lay a wet piece of cardboard down between your plants and let it sit overnight. This will attract slugs to the cellulose of the cardboard. Picking up the cardboard the next morning, if you see more than 10 slugs… you have a problem. The cardboard method can actually be an effective organic control.

While you can’t control slugs & snails 100 percent, but it is great population control measures. Also, handpicking snails and slugs can be productive control if done late in the evening.  Just an FYI it is more effective if you water the garden a few hours prior.

Any questions give us a call!