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Slugs are some of the worst plant pests around. Not only do they cause damage to our plants, but they're also just gross... or are they?
Learn about how closely they're related to insects, the conditions they thrive in,and control methods with and without using chemicals.
This is the third Bug Bites episode with entomologist Dr Ian Smith on the Plants Grow Here podcast, where he explores one horticulturally relevant insect (and insect-like organisms) each episode, whether it's a pest or predator.
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Barriers, repellents and antifeedants for slug and snail control: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0261219403001200
Theme music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5lVBxhSw5k