Slaters have oval, multi-segmented bodies, are convex above but flat or concave underneath. They possess seven pairs of legs and two pairs of antennae although only one pair of antennae is readily visible. Slaters have two tail-like appendages which project out from the rear end of the body. Slaters are scavengers that feed on rotting vegetation and animal matter. Although they occasionally feed on young plants, the damage is seldom more than very minor. They thrive in areas of high moisture, largely remaining hidden during the day. They can usually be found under logs, rocks and rotting vegetation and under flower pots and in the voids of concrete block walls.

Products to Use Slaters

Eradicate Snail & Slug Bait

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Eradicate Snail & Slug Bait  contains Iron EDTA complex manufactured in Australia. Eradicate works by interfering with the oxygen carrier so the snails and slugs die from lack of oxygen. The snails and slugs move away from the bait back to their hiding place and die. They are not usually found dead around the bait. Even […]… View Page

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Patrol Lawn Grub and Beetle Killer


Patrol Lawn Grub and Beetle Killer controls lawn beetles and lawn grubs in lawns and garden beds. The product also controls ants, earwigs, millipedes, mole crickets and slaters in garden beds and lawns. Patrol Lawn Grub and Beetle Killer is available in a convenient resealable bucket to keep product fresh and safe from pets or children. […]… View Page

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