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10 bugs that will make you squirm

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.

Photo: eyesontheroad/Flickr

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Slugs, like the banana slug here, are squishy individuals that are generally harmless to humans. Despite their unassuming appearance, they can cause quite a bit of trouble for the agricultural business by feeding on fruits and vegetables. On the flip-side, they lend a hand in their ecosystem by consuming fungus and decaying organic material.