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I have a problem with slugs. In my bathroom. Pretty annyoing.
Does anyone know how I get rid of them?
Don't put salt down, they just explode.
But it does sometimes make them leak all of the fluid in their bodies..
They come out at night. There's no way I'm going to be able to manually kill all of them.
but if you throw them out for the birds to eat then you get to manipulate the food chain (sort of).
'Fluffy' fabric doorstops work. If they're coming through the gaps in the door. You probably don't have an outside door in your bathroom though, huh?
but I don't know if you should put those in your bathroom.
I have a very vague memory that you might be able to kill them with Guiness
I was thinking of getting a cat to crush them all. Would a cat do that?
Is is downstairs? Airbricks? if it is an airbrick out slug pellets in the holes (or salt), then they'll avoid coming in.
Check they're not in your cistern.
they like damp too so keep your windows open as much as you can to stop humidity.
And maybe put the plugs in the bath/sink when you're not using them in case they come in that way!
I think they might be in the cistern. One place I haven't looked. Oh dear...
Serious serious serious. They just kamikaze across it and you end up with sticky slug mess all over the place.
I kept finding slug trails on the carpet so I put salt down under the bathroom door every evening and it doesn't happen anymore. Haven't seen any dead ones...
You mark my words.
Salt the earth
The first ones don't but they wont finish crossing it once it starts having an effect on them, they'll back off before dying....and the subsequent ones will avoid it.
It's not an easy place to set beer traps though as they have to be really shallow or set into ground and not really practical to cover the bathroom in copper tape.
And less of the fool please :-)
But slugs don't obey logic. Or physics. Or me.
I understand the frustration.
I'm trying to stop some form eating my magnolia tree. I've caught one in a week. On lone slug, well it's a snail actually.
I knew someone that used to place pots of lager/cider in his garden and got them pissed to death
with proper swanky French cider too :-(
I could have drank that!
i don't know what it is though....
POTD? i think so!
They come out about 11pm - 4am. There's nothing at all that'll make them go away. It's awful.
the extra electricity money is worth not standing on the buggers, or worse, grabbing a spoon from your cutlery drawer only to see little wavy anntenae up in your early morning eyeholes where there should be nothing but a nice little warped upside down version of yourself.
They’ve made short shrift of my early lettuce and had a fair crack at the chard.
Ravens and Hedgehogs love em but in a bathroom situation that’s probably not feasible.
Cats are useless; they just bring them in, entangled in fur. -Tail/ underbelly as a rule.
-My half blind & slightly senile grandmother, Bless her, called the vet out to one of her cats worried that it had a growth. £27-00 callout + travels/ scissors/ expertise.
Lot of money in the 80’s.
: Have you ever tried to get an entangled slug out of a long haired pissed off cat?
…Salt doesn’t work on vets.
I’m feeling you pain (slug-wise) .First year I’ve had a shot at a growing anything.
Either tame a raven or welcome a hedgehog.
Carpet gripper rods backed with tinfoil nailed around your bathroom walls connected to an old car battery. Or, Better still, try the mains. (Don’t have a bath or wash your hands or have anything to do with water whilst connected)
Scum. Sub- Human Scum.
The ‘beer thing’ is an old wives tale ‘tho apparently works; but why Waste ale on a slug?
DDT’s the way forward. Like Jeyes fluid for the bugs, It’ll make sure they won’t come back.
we use to have a slug problem but then a frog moved into the garden and totaly kicked the shit out of the population. We did then have a frog jump into the house one summer day that was a mission to chase out but it was still less annoying than the slugs.
you could also sleep with them and win them over... but you will need a slugabed for that...
Imagain them fuckers! leaving dots n dashes all over your carpet, Drinking all your beer and making the bubbles into 0/1.
p.s. if slugabed gets booked for DMZ anytime I'm stealing Digital.. Molluskz as well ;) hehehe
fair do's :(
Digital.. Molluskz (cowcow, 2009)
seems to work for me, even though i dont want it to
it's the way forward.
massive turds, would step on about 2 a week walking to get midnight drink
I could hear a weird noise which turned out to be them eating my belle and sebastian the life pursuit cardboard cd cover.