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Disposing of Slugs

After years of watching my plants disappearing overnight, the gloves are off and I'm now at war with the slugs! 

I've been reducing their numbers, decapitating them and bagging up the bodies. I get lots, multiple times a day. I no longer feel any sympathy for them and simply remove every one I find. 

My only issue is what to do with the bodies?! I have frogs and hedgehogs in the garden, which get the ones I miss. But I still find myself with a significant amount of dead slug to deal with. I've been bagging them and putting them in the household waste bin but with a collection every 2 weeks, it stinks of rotting flesh!!

How can I get rid of them? If I bury them, will they release viable eggs?! Will salt reduce the smell?! How do other people dispose of their bodies?! :-/




  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,027

    I just snip them in two and chuck them in the compost bin or in a border. The birds eat them image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Mine go in the "green" bin for garden/food waste from the council which gets emptied weekly.

    Alive or dead they all go to the council tip on a Monday morning.

  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    Lol @ Tetley.... Rather you than me..image

  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    I dug a hole and buried the ones in my beer traps.

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,058

    I cant kill them, its too....yuk.  Ill never make a proper gardener will i?

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,981

    Compost heap, garden waste bin or under my conifers for the birds/hedgehogs...

    As for smelly bins...might be the price to pay for munch-free plants?

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • I put all of my slugs into my pond. They make a tasty meal for my tadpoles. I squash the slugs and snails and use a litter grabber to put them into the pond. Within a couple of minutes they are surrounded by a swarm of feasting tadpoles. Tadpoles will only eat slugs and snails once their back legs have developed though....prior to that they are strictly vegetarian. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161

    I chop them in half and they're gone in the morning.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • IamweedyIamweedy Posts: 1,364

    I could not kill them manually . It's not being sentimental I am too squeamish.

    I can despatch lily beetles into a jam jar of water with washing up liquid in that does for them quite quickly.

    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    I agree with B3 chop them in half with scissors and leave them where they fall.  What a waste of energy to bag them up.  Why??

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