Dill speaks to BDN about slugs in home gardens

Jim Dill, pest management specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was interviewed by the Bangor Daily News about this year’s prevalence of slugs in home gardens. “I’ve heard there seem to be more slugs and snails this year than ever before. It’s been a wet year with lots of soggy vegetation for them to hide in during the day,” Dill said. He added that gardeners can “call in reinforcements” to control slugs. “Toads are slugs’ most important natural enemies and many people claim that having several ducks keeps a garden slug-free,” Dill told the BDN.