I'm sorry to say it, but if you have aphids, it may just be a matter of time until your precious plants are toast. While it's true that most plants can withstand a certain amount of aphid damage, it's also true that aphids have the ability to reproduce like mad. When that happens, most plants don't stand a chance. To stave off the advancing hordes, read this article and learn what it takes to get rid of aphids with proper aphid control practices.
Growing up in the Midwest, I was barely aware that slugs existed. Then my dad moved to Oregon, where the slugs are so huge they've earned a place in the local culture. By the time I turned 16, I had even witnessed slug sex. Now, as an adult, I understand that slugs are less entertaining when you're trying to grow a healthy garden. This article includes tips for natural and ecological controls as well as traps, barriers, and poisons, and should help solve a slug problem of any size.