This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
"Waverly," Baltimore Co., Md.- " My Pear trees were attacked last June by a slug about a quarter of an inch long, he has a broad flat head, body tapering to a point at the tail. They left my trees in a very unsightly condition. Please let me know in the next number of the Gardener's Monthly how to prevent or destroy them."
[Quick lime powdered, not slacked lime, will finish them. Have a culinder on a long pole, and sift it over them. - Ed. G. M.]