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slugs in the kitchen

imageI have visitors to my kitchen at night,when everything is quite and dark . they slip out from under the cupboards and climb into the dogs dish in hopes of dog biscuits.They often climb into rubbish bin in  hopes of scrapes,funny enough they avoid my plants.No matter how often I send them to the great rubbish tip for slugs they keep appearing.My plants may be to blame as not all sterile soil.but these little gritters are persistent ,they are not like your common slug,they are a light fawn with spots and I never see them during the day and only in the kitchen,I fear its the dog biscuits not my cooking they are after,even with spraying under cupboards they keep coming back.image



  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Spraying what under the cupboards exactly?

    You do want rid of them don't you?image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Yesterday I found a slender black slug on the floor, quite a distance from the nearest door to the garden. When I had the render re-done on the front of the house, there were strange pale greenish slugs living underneath the 'blown' render, my builder says that they are attracted by damp mortar. Perhaps, flowering rose you need to check if there is any damp mortar around the base of your kitchen.

  • good point this old house is rather suffering with the damp,and the spray is a  spray for insects but I don't like  using it and it did nothing  .I suppose I can live with them but prefer if they lived in the garden away from my plants.image

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    An insect spray will do nothing for slugsimage-I would be more inclined to put down some slug killer -obviously away from where the dog would lick or anything

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,996

    We had this problem and discovered they were living on the damp wallpaper behind a bookcase. They used to come out to eat the cats food and drink their water. Getting rid is not easy.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657

    How about recording the X facter and play that at night surely the wont come back again after hearing thatimage

  • good idea ,might try that.I was wondering if they were coming from under the boards in the cupboards( the floor is tiled) as the outer wall gets alot of damp and its 12ft under the boards which might be where there coming from,I don't know,its a battle.image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,144

    If you are going to kill them,make sure the slugs are not the Leopard slugs, they are good for your garden.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Sorry but slugs in the kitchen where food is cooked and stored sounds not only unpleasant but down right unhygienic-if it was a restaurant it would be closed down by a health inspector surely?

    Dont care if they all singing and dancing slugs-just get rid of them-ughimage

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