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Black Knight Termite and Pest Control owners have been residing in and serving the Temecula and Murrieta area for over 20 years.  Their goal is to provide customers with the best quality service through their expertise and professionalism.  They are committed to providing on-time service, competitive rates and thorough inspection

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Slow and steady beats the race

Megan Pinneo



With the rainy weather bringing out all kinds of insects in search of higher ground you may have come across a snail in your path or maybe you have seen its slimy metallic trail dragging across the sidewalk. The mucus that they leave behind acts as a lubricant to reduce friction which allows them to move upside down and along corners. They are known to hibernate in the cold winter weather, and also in the summers that are accompanied with a drought, by covering themselves in a thin mucus to prevent drying out, which may explain why you have not seen them too much this year. We all know that snails and slugs are extremely slow, but ever wonder just how slow? Snails have a top speed of 50 yards per hour, they are one of the slowest insects alive. Surprisingly, snails have an average lifespan of 5 years and in unusual situations they can live up to 25 years! The biggest snail weighed in at 2 pounds and 12 inches long. Don't bother asking a slug to hurry up because they can't hear you they can only see.

Snails and Pest Control

nails are not an insect you want to see in your beautiful green garden as they feed on over 500 types of plants. Slugs and snails destroy crops by eating stems, leaves and fruit. While you may be tempted to throw some salt on them, seeking out a Professional would be the better option. Black Knight Pest Control offers a Snail Control Service, call and ask about it today! Call 951.694.8100


Megan Pinneo

Snail Control



Snail Facts:

  • Ancestors of snails are one of the earliest known types of animals in the world.
  • Snails lived nearly 500 million years ago.
  • Some land snails can reach almost up to 12 inches long.
  • Humans have been known to eat snails for thousands of years in European cuisine.
  • Snails are hermaphrodites.
  • A life span of a snail in captivity is approx. 10-18 years in captivity.
  • Snails adapt well and eat little.
  • Night time is when they are most active, especially if there is wet soil.

Snail Situation

With these interesting facts about snails still we do not want them destroying our beautiful gardens we have spent so much time, energy and money trying to create. Snails can destroy crops by eating, stems, leaves and roots. If you come into a snail situation give Black Knight Pest Control a call and we can set you up with a Snail Defense Service.

Black Knight Pest Control 951.694.8100