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There is a slug in my Room somewhere

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It has been leaving trails.

The cowardly bastard won't show it's self, preferring guerilla tactics.

Thus, a statement of intent was required, more a declaration of War against it's entire species. That's right, GENOCIDE.

There is now an open state of War declared between myself and
Slug-kind. Until they return my leibensraum, I shall be forced to annihilate every last one of them.

It shall remain written, in damning letters of salt upon my floor, until I have seen proof that their vile presence has departed my home.

*Wanders off to obtain materiél for the coming war*
15th Aug 2005, 12:07   | tags:,,,


OJ says:

Where do we sign up for the campaign?

I stepped on one the other week. Barefoot. In my bedroom.

There are no photos as I was too busy screaming.

15th Aug 2005, 12:14

Steve says:

Are they attacted to beer like snails? if so leave a dish of beer and let them drown themselves, Salt works but they turn to orange sludge which is horrible to clean up.

We had slugs in my old kitchen, my ex used to walk in to get a drink in the night and stand on them in bare feet, she really hated that, I felt bad that a creatures death could bring me such joy.

15th Aug 2005, 12:15

pootle says:

good thinking,
I'm trying to encourage spiders to get a genetic memory which will instill in them an instinctive fear of
entering my flat.
I'm doing this through a course of eugenics, any spider of poor enough of a constitution to enter my flat, gets introduced to the full weight of a yellow pages.

15th Aug 2005, 12:17

Steve says:

I prefer to catch the spider, scare it and release it, then it ccan warn its friends, breed and warn its kids to, generations of Spiders that avoid my patch of earth.

15th Aug 2005, 12:20

Dhamaka says:

Steve, you're a man after my own heart. I have similar (although very old memories) about having to get bees out of rooms for my ex. Surprisingly enough, im the one allergic to them..

15th Aug 2005, 12:22

Steve says:

Who told you about the Heart deal??????? it won't hurt I promise

15th Aug 2005, 12:24

Lethe says:

Small spiders annoy me, but bloody huge spiders are great. I encourage those. Salt will leave a mess, but it's more for satisfaction than anything else. And as for using beer, PAH! A bowl of beer wouldn't last 20 seconds near me.

I shall be investigating alternate methods today. There shall be updates in the future.

15th Aug 2005, 12:31

Rich says:

Train a mouse to hunt with a harpoon. Then you'll need a cat with a pistol to get rid of the mouse.

The cat can be removed by a dog sniper. After that you're on your own.

15th Aug 2005, 12:38

almost looks like die, slugs pie!!

mmm slug pie!!

15th Aug 2005, 12:41

kel says:

eugh. i hate slugs. at least if snails get in you can pick them up by their shell.

15th Aug 2005, 12:42

Steve says:

I know an old woman who maybe able to help, she is in hospital having a horse removed, but when she is better I am sure she will sort you right out

15th Aug 2005, 12:51

FakeID says:

You can always use copper - plate or foil. It gives slugs and snails a mild electric shock and is a good deterant. The problem is you would need to know where they are getting in from else it could be come costly.
Beer traps do work too.

15th Aug 2005, 13:04

ShinyKatie says:

We used to have them in my old flat. They'd leave slick trails of goop all around the house at night and be gone by morning. We found a much-boiled one in our kettle one day. God knows how many slug brews we'd imbibed. I still feel faintly ill at the thought of it.

15th Aug 2005, 13:11

Steve says:

That is very grim indeed

15th Aug 2005, 14:03

Helen says:

There was an earwig in my room yesterday. Didn't bother me. I just let it scurry past and go about its business.

Slugs would mess up the carpet. That's not polite.

15th Aug 2005, 17:43

angy says:

I have, so far, found 3 slugs in my flat. One in the kitchen, one in the bathroom and one in the hall. How do they get in? In house plants that have been left in the rain? I brush them up with dustpan and brush, into toilet. I have now put salt down all over. I intend to sweep it into the grout of the floor tiles. Ugh, I loath slugs aand also wood lice which also come in now and then. Angy

8th Jul 2007, 01:09

Lethe says:

They are masters of disguise. Had any salesmen knock on your door recently?

8th Jul 2007, 12:24

NCS says:

Horse Chestnuts deter most crawly beasties...for slugs you need a night sight and cocktail-stick harpoons.

21st Jul 2008, 14:18

B. says:

last week i found a slug in my room in the basement...I screamed my head off. then i was brave enough to pick it up with a cotton ball and took outside. last night, the first thing i saw was the trail of shiny stuff, then i saw it...another effing slug. I picked it up with a rag and put it outside. this morning...u guessed it, another trail leading to under my bed. and bingo, another slug. I can't bring myself to go under my bed because i'm afrain i'm going to see thousands of them. I'm gonna cry. I'm afraid to sleep at night because I'm afraid they will feel inclined to share my comfortable queen sized therapeutic mattress. HELP!!!!

1st Oct 2008, 14:52

Lethe says:

If your bed has copper legs you are laughing, as the slugs will be shocked if they attempt to climb up it. Otherwise, you could set up a salt perimeter, then follow any slimy trails back to the point of entry, and block it up. Smite them hard!

1st Oct 2008, 19:32

Paul(gaston909-at-hotmail-dot-com) says:

I just found one in my BED! No word of a lie, it was foul, I don't know how it got here!

20th Nov 2009, 11:02 says:


23rd Apr 2010, 23:14

D says:

So I've never seen slugs in my house. Always had spiders, those tiny sugar (piss) ants. Always had both in my bedroom. But recently I've been seeing what I decided is slug trails all around my bed! But, no one I showed agreed. (My boyfriend and my uncle ) My boyfriend thought it was glitter, stupid.. My uncle insisted it was hair or fuzz from my dogs toys.
I still searched my room, but found nothing. So I just decide to sprinkle salt all over. But I kept seeing trails after! They weren't slimy, I have carpet and am assuming they dried up. That's why I was okay with ignoring it.
Until tonight! I found a fucking slug on my pillow!! After telling everyone for weeks, them talking shit. I am not happy to say, told you so. But now, I don't know what to do! Obviously, I had my brother flush it down the toilet after waking up my household screaming. Threw alllll of my bedding in the hallway as I'm screaming and crying like a maniac. I plan on taking every single thing and piece of furiniture out of my bedroom tomorrow and searching again, but where the hell did it come from? What if I can't find the source and stop it? I cannot keep poison in my bedroom. Or beer, because of ants. HELP ME.

7th Apr 2013, 10:48

Viv says:

Love these things that recur because of a search, We used to catch them in the garden by putting down some half sphere of orange peel but I suppose that would just mean moreants too

7th Apr 2013, 12:50

Euphro says:

We have ones that somehow squeeze into the kitchen at night and eat the peelings waiting to go to compost.

7th Apr 2013, 13:38