If you really want to know how to get rid of slugs without actually killing them, then gardening might not be for you. Maybe chipmunks, squirrels, deer and feral cats would give you pause - but slugs?
And it wasn't because they are icky.
Secondly, today someone referred to these as Japanese Sex Beetles.
Now I will always think of them as such.
Nice chattin' with you.
And now back to our regularly scheduled winter waiting....