Slugs and snails

Slugs and snails

Snails are also soft-bodied animals. Snails have shells and can withdraw inside them. In harsh conditions, they can seal the shell and stay alive inside for several years. While they don’t pose any physical danger to people, snails and slugs are a nuisance when they come indoors. Outdoors they can cause considerable damage to plants in gardens and flowerbeds. Since snails have shells, they need calcium in their diet. If limestone is not plentiful, they will sometimes feed on painted surfaces.

The most common types of snails found are:

Brown snail

Brown snail

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Grey garden snail

Grey garden snail

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White garden snail

White garden snail

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Signs of slugs and snails

Live spotting
Live spotting
Slugs and snails hide in damp places during the day. They stay under logs and stones or under ground cover.
Slugs and snails hide in damp places during the day. They stay under logs and stones or under ground cover.
Snail slime
Snail slime
Snails come out at night to eat producing a visible mucus (slimy trail) on surfaces as they move around. These trails remain visible for several days.
Snails come out at night to eat producing a visible mucus (slimy trail) on surfaces as they move around. These trails remain visible for several days.

PREVENTION TIPS

Preventing breeding sites
Preventing slugs or snails begins with eliminating their hiding places. Some measures include Storing firewood off the ground, placing flower pots onto stands, removing stones as they provide a damping hiding area.
Don’t water your garden during evening hours
Slugs and Snails are nocturnal being and are favoured by the humid nights. They love moisture and when you water in the evening, it creates a favourable condition for them to thrive in.
Coffee grounds
Scattering coffee grounds around plants and soil will act as a mild deterrent for slugs and snails.

Professional Treatment

Here at professional fumigation’s, we apply science to pest control. Through understanding the behaviour of snails and slugs we eliminate potential breeding/hiding areas located at your site. Such location includes plant debris, underneath rocks and fallen logs and moisture spots. Together with a supplement chemical treatment we will provide a guarantee on our services.

A.I.M.S: ASSESSMENT. IMPLEMENT. MONITOR. SUPPORT-CARE
At professional fumigations we use an Integrated Pest Management approach, to help prevent pest activity before it occurs. We combine a collaborative on-going cycle of four activities to ensure maximum protection whilst ensuring preservation in ecological, environmental, and structural factors. How our A.I.M.S works:
Assessment

We provide a comprehensive inspection and documentation underlying pest-infestation.

Free comprehensive Inspection

Our Free visit will examine evidence of pest infestation, geography and structural conditions conducive to pests.

Comprehensive documentation

A Comprehensive survey report with diagrams illustrating pest problems and Interview reports on key personnel.

Implement

We work with you to develop a customized solution to your needs and the environment.

Focus on your prevention

Solutions tailed to your pest problem.

Triple Guarantee policy

  • Money back guarantee.
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  • Response guarantee.

Environmentally responsible

Your professional team will use the most effective product with the least impact on the environment.

Monitoring

Year- round monitoring, analytics, and documentation service.

Intelligent monitoring

We provide insect traps monitors to spot signs of pest activity reported to you with comprehensive trend analysis.

Customized Reporting tool

Receive monthly reports.

Pest- alerts

Receive alert notifications on your portal for potential pest problems.

Support-care

Your Free support services.

Free support service

Comprehensive prevention advice upon each visit.

Free regular service

inspections throughout your contract with us.