Slugs invading my kitchen yuk!!!

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  1. johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    You read it right.
    I've got a problem with dam slugs invading my kitchen. Every time we get some wet weather, I'm usually greated with disgusting slime trails on my kitchen floor in the morning. The dam things usually always head for the cat bowl. I've now resorted to storing the cats midnight feast away much to his displeasure. The house i live in is really old with thick walls and I've gone through every square inch trying to find where these dirty great big slugs are getting in but to no joy. Putting a line of salt around the outside of the kitchen walls is the only thing that seems to work but i hate killing the dam things just for the sake of it,
    There's got to be another way of banishing these invading monsters lol
     
  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Get him drunk!
     
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  3. OP
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    johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    He will take age's to get down to the pub with me.
    Besides do they let slugs in pubs %=)
     
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  4. Only if they're stuck to the bottom of your shoe:laugh:. Have you ever tried getting a mashed up slug off the sole of a shoe? The things are like a cross between jelly and rubber.xx( I tried putting loads of salt on one on my shoe,thinking it'd dissolve it. No luck,only time and walking a lot on the shoe will get shut of the mess!xx(
     
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  5. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Is it possibe they could be coming up sink drains?
    Leave the sink plugs in and block sink overflow overnight if possible.
    Yes, I know about u bends in drain pipes but these slugs got past them somehow:sad:.
     
  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

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    johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    Good point @snorri.
    I have got an unused washing machine/dishwasher drain in the kitchen. I wonder if that's the place there getting in. I shall investigate tomorrow buddy
     
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    johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    Oh that seems such a good waste of good beer though. I suppose i always drink after it after though lol.
    Thanks for the link @classic33.
    I will certainly give this a try tomorrow as its becoming a bit of a pain especially in all the wet warm weather
     
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  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Use the cheap stuff, and not all in one go either.

    "A good waste of beer" or a waste of good beer?
     
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  10. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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  11. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Copper strips. Induces a chemical reaction akin to an electric shock.

    Shielded cables used to use copper. Failing that co-axial cable(TV arial cable).
     
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Strong saline solution in the bends.
     
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  13. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Is it always the same one ?

    Can't see them getting in through sink plugs , are there any air bricks ?
     
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    johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    There's definitely no air bricks i can see.
     
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

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