This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol1", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
Quicklime Applied In The Form Of A Powder is a good remedy against slugs and snails, and is also a useful soil constituent. In a slaked form lime is also useful, but two or three applications in succession are needed to kill slugs and snails. It is used with such fungicides and insecticides as Bordeaux Mixture, Paris Green, etc.