Slugs, frequently harbour near the foundation of walls, and at the roots of pease, beans, lettuces, where they commit great depredations. Mr. Forsyth, therefore, directs them to be picked off, and thrown into a vessel containing a little unslacked lime, which will inevitably destroy them : or, the ground infested by these vermin should be watered with a liquid, composed of soap-suds, urine, and a decoction of tobacco.

If slugs be uncommonly numerous on the surface of the ground, particularly in dewy mornings, or after rain, Mr. F. recommends fine unslacked lime to be scattered over the borders of the gardens, thus infested. He prefers, however, the preparation first mentioned; as it not only destroys the insects, but also prevents their increase, by killing their eggs, which are uniformly deposited in the earth.