Problem: Snails and Slugs
These pests are mollusks and are related to clams, oysters, and other shellfish. They feed on a wide variety of garden plants. Like other mollusks, snails and slugs need to be moist all the time. For this reason, they avoid direct sun and dry places and hide during the day in damp places, such as under flowerpots or in thick groundcovers. They emerge at night or on cloudy days to feed. The young look like miniature versions of their parents.
Apply a pesticide labeled for slugs and snails, following label directions.