Christmas tree (Export pests)-Slug and snail

Various species

Pest description and crop damage There is no crop damage, but slugs and snails are hitchhiking pests and restricted at a number of export destinations.

Management-cultural control

Shaking prior to loading will remove some. Minimizing the time trees are in contact with the ground prior to shipping will help limit numbers. Placing trees on pallets and using tarps should help.

Management-chemical control

  • iron phosphate/spinosad (Bug-N-Sluggo) may be used in fields and on landings. (Group 5)
  • metaldehyde baits (Deadline Bullet and others) may be used in landings and right-of-way areas. Lock Out Slug Bait may be used in plantations and on landings in Oregon only.