Common name: Slugs
Scientific name: There are many species of slugs. The gray garden slug (Deroceras reticulatum), which is non-native, is one species that is commonly found in many states and in most Canadian provinces.
Hosts: Slugs can attack a wide range of perennial and annual plants. Slugs are not insects. They are mollusks and are closely related to oysters and clams. Slugs are similar to snails, but do not have a shell. They are a common plant pest in moist locations and thrive during wet weather.