We started using contractor paper a couple years ago as a seasonal means to control unwanted growth in areas we chose like between rows, walking paths in the gardens and areas we just did not want to plant at that time.
It immediately became apparent that we had far underestimated the reptile population here as within just a couple days we started seeing several coils, large and small, of the local garter snake in the mornings.
Oddly enough, the slug population seems to be everywhere but our gardens.
The snake coils and resting lizards lying so close to the edge of the path is really nice to gaze on.
And then before the fall heavy rains set in, I rototill the gardens contractors paper and all.
Since its the daytime I want to hope that any hidden slugs are tilled under .