Mint-Slug

Includes

European black slug (Arion ater)
Gray garden slug (Deroceras reticulatum)
Great gray garden slug (Limax maximus)
Marsh slug (Deroceras laeve)

See also:

The use of metaldehyde formulations and baits and iron phosphate baits are discussed. Economic injury levels and thresholds for controlling slugs infesting mint have not been determined.

Management-chemical control

  • iron phosphate/spinosad (Bug-N-Sluggo) at 0.2 to 0.44 lb ai/a. PHI 7 days. REI 4 hr. Do not exceed 3 applications. Retreatment interval 4 days. OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • metaldehyde products including liquids, sand coated granules and baits as labeled for mint until depleted.