Will slug pesticides hurt my earthworms?

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There have been some published studies about molluscicides, including Sluggo, being harmful to earthworms. They can cause loss of weight and potentially mortality when they are consumed.

This article discusses additional means of managing slugs and some suggestions for applying chemicals more safely.

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