Black greenhouse slug (Milax gagates)
Gray field slug (Derocerus reticulatum)
Large spotted garden slug (Limax maximus)
Marsh slug (Derocerus laeve)
Reticulated slug (Prophysaon andersoni)
Pest description, crop damage and life history
Common Pests of Vegetable Crops
Management-biological, cultural, tactical
Management-chemical control: HOME USE
- iron (ferric) phosphate bait-Slower activity than metaldehyde baits, and application rate is three to four times higher than that of metaldehyde. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE
- iron phosphate baits at 0.24 to 0.44 lb ai/A. REI: no restrictions. PHI 0 days.
- metaldehyde baits-Do not contaminate edible plant parts. Use as needed, but not more often than once per week.