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Slugs in kitchen

Every morning I wake up to find slimy silvery trails on my kitchen floor, usually across the same location by the cupboards on the opposite side to the garden door.  I am really sick of cleaning their trails, and not being able to locate them.  I have a nephew, who is just two years old, visiting frequently, so reluctant to out down pellets.  Has anyone else got any ideas?  They were in the sitting room last year, but seem to have shifted to a different part of the flat this year...



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,093

    A friend used to have this problem - some were getting in through a hole in the wall around the sink waste pipe (she blocked the hole) but most were getting in under the door (it doesn't have to be a big gap for a slug to slide through).  

    We sprinkled (well spread really) a thick layer of cheap salt along the outside of the back door step and along the wall.  No slugs in the kitchen any more!!!  

    Don't forget to replenish the salt after rain.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • iGrowiGrow Posts: 183
    Set your alarm for silly o'clock and go and do a search then - where footwear!
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,258

    Put a few saucers or ramekins of beer down. They cant resist it and drown.

  • SweetPea93SweetPea93 Posts: 446

    I've been noticing the same, I think I'll be putting salt down by the back door, I dread to think what my cats have been doing to any that dare come into the house, the main reason I've not put anything down!

  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    We had this problem in our last house.  They were getting in through our cat flap!

  • We get loads lol being on the green side of Rochdale in Lancashire they can become relentless I recommend the above salt or beer in a saucer which I have just started doing after reading about it on here image
  • i have had the same problem. Airbrick!!! So I salted it and sorted it only to find my darling 3 year old bringing snails in to keep them warm!!!!

  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Lol, that's funny Stacey ... well maybe not for you image


  • Porridge oats form a natural barrier. Slugs love it but unfortunately for them, it doesn't agree with them!

  • PottersPotters Posts: 55

    Years ago slugs used to get into in our bathroom. My house mate at the time freaked out early one morning when she saw them and grabbed the nearest thing and sprayed the slugs...turned out she grabbed the saline spray for her contact lenses.  They made a right mess and clearing the resulting mess off the wall was not pleasant! image

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