Snails and Slugs in the Rose Garden

There are many snails and slugs that feed on roses. Many are native snails only known to certain areas while there are a few imported snails that can cause damage to our roses.


The brown garden snail with a mass of eggs often mistaken for fertilizer pellets


One of the several pest slugs in northern California. It is often found under potted roses

Hawaiian slug commonly found under potted roses, boards, rocks, etc. in Hilo, Hawaii.


Successful use of copper banding on an orange tree in southern California.

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