This handy slug anatomy guide will help with your slug identification while you are out and about.
If you want to go slug hunting firstly you need to know where to find them.
Slugs thrive in wet and damp conditions, so when it rains you will find slugs everywhere. There are some particular places in gardens that provide the optimum conditions for slugs and these will be the best places to start to look for them:
Remember, when slug hunting it is very important to use our SlugWatch Health and Safety Guide
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 the slugs in any way.
The slug trap should also not attract other animals so when you check your trap you should only find slugs but maybe the occasional snail.
It is also very easy to make out of everyday household items and won’t take very long to put together.