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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:40 pm 
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Location: Upper Buggersdale (allegedly).
No not a nursery rhyme but a problem.

I have a snail in my house and even though it isn't very fast, I can't catch it.
The only reason I know it's there is from the silvery trails it leaves.

I've tried tracking it but as I don't know which way it's traveling I've had no luck so far.

As I leave all my internal doors open permanently I don't even know which room it hides in.

How do I catch it?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:36 pm 
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Nip along to any garden supplies shop and purchase some metaldehyde contact and systemic molluscicide (slug pellets) as these put down at floor level will attract the bastard and then kill it.

Once the slug has been despatched, may I suggest you invest in some damp treatment because slugs can only survive where dampness exists; otherwise more slugs will appear from the eggs left behind from the original offender.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:02 pm 
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Location: Upper Buggersdale (allegedly).
CriticalMass wrote:
Nip along to any garden supplies shop and purchase some metaldehyde contact and systemic molluscicide (slug pellets) as these put down at floor level will attract the bastard and then kill it.

Once the slug has been despatched, may I suggest you invest in some damp treatment because slugs can only survive where dampness exists; otherwise more slugs will appear from the eggs left behind from the original offender.

Thanks, I know how it got in, it came in through the French windows.

No problem with dampness as I have an in /out weather station which informs me that is currently 46% humidity indoors and 85% humidity in the garden.

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