1. Spanish Slugs - a brief history
  2. Slug Watch Identification Guide

Welcome to SlugWatch UK.

During the 2012 growing season, slugs became one of the most widely reported pests of both commercial crops and home gardens.

Catches of between 3000-4000 per month were not uncommon in home gardens in East Anglia. Specimens collected from the infested sites were identified as Arion vulgaris, the 'Spanish slug'.

SlugWatch UK is on a mission to discover how widespread 'Spanish Slug' infestations are across the UK, giving people the opportunity to learn about different slug species, and report slug activity.

More from SlugWatch

  • Life Cycle Diagram

    This diagram shows a generalist overview of the annual behavioral cycles of the majority of slug species within the UK.

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  • Anatomy Diagram

    This handy slug anatomy guide will help with your slug identification while you are out and about. For best results, use this alongside the Identification Guide and the SlugWatch Health and Safety Guide. EXTERNAL VIEW  

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  • Health and Safety guide for surveying slugs

    If you are going to survey your garden, school grounds or local area for slugs it is important to follow a few simple steps to keep both you and the slugs happy. When handling slugs it is important to always ...

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  • Creating your own slug trap

    If you want to try and catch some slugs to identify and report them there is a simple slug trap that you can make. This slug trap is designed to allow the slugs in but not out and will not harm ...

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