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Slaters in the lounge!

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Lagoonablue Sat 15-Feb-14 16:07:08

How do I get rid! Only noticed them since new carpet fitted. Only 1 or 2 but still horrid. Obviously they are coming in under the skirting or somewhere bit can't see where. What can I do?

starfishmummy Sat 15-Feb-14 16:21:10

Slaters?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 15-Feb-14 16:21:34

Woodlice :-)

Lagoonablue Sat 15-Feb-14 16:33:33

Doesn't everyone call them Slaters??????

Coumarin Sat 15-Feb-14 19:13:44

I've never heard of slaters. Thought it was an autocorrect mistake.

No advice sorry just admiring the colloquialism.

DramaAlpaca Sat 15-Feb-14 19:16:05

Baby armadillos?

No advice either, except that they like damp places and are harmless.

<<not helpful, sorry>>

TheresNoMeWithoutYou Sat 15-Feb-14 19:17:25

I was hoping handsome builders......
Seriously, don't think they are a problem. You probably won't get anymore. Though make sure you don't have damp areas.

PigletJohn Sat 15-Feb-14 20:13:11

they eat damp and rotten wood. Outside the kitchen and bathroom, where there might be plumbing leaks, if you do not have a stock of logs for a woodburner, look for leaks around doors, windows and radiators. Examine airbricks to see that the underfloor void is well ventilated, and water is not running towards the house from wrongly-sloping paving or shed roofs.

Lagoonablue Sat 15-Feb-14 21:17:54

Thanks all

BrownSauceSandwich Sun 16-Feb-14 08:42:43

I remember seeing lots of slaters indoors around our rotting wooden window frames when I was a kid. Certainly harmless in themselves, but a red flag about something possibly serious.

Lagoonablue Sun 16-Feb-14 11:22:06

No the windows are fine. Will investigate round the front of house. May be coming in through an airbrick?

Philoslothy Sun 16-Feb-14 11:26:57

I thought this was a not so stealth boast about Nigel Slater coming for lunch .

crabb Sun 16-Feb-14 11:29:06

They're called slaters in Oz. Didn't know they were called slaters anywhere in the UK.

rollingpastryagain Sun 16-Feb-14 11:32:03

Crabb - oh yes

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