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Snail Trails?

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Lulu41 Fri 05-Aug-05 12:02:09

I have for the last week woken up to find snail trails in my living room of all places - does anyone know if any other insect produces a trail like a snail - looked for snails but cannot find them - anyone else had this problem - been searching the net but found nothing!!!!


kid Fri 05-Aug-05 12:03:57


Hattie05 Fri 05-Aug-05 12:04:21


Janh Fri 05-Aug-05 12:06:39

It will be a snail or a slug - I had them in my kitchen (only on the floor luckily!)

(I put some slug pellets down )

kid Fri 05-Aug-05 12:07:55

children do leave snotty trails don't they!

I think snails would be easier to see, slugs hide well. Have you tried to follow the trail?

moozoboozo Fri 05-Aug-05 12:09:31

I had this in my old flat. I never found the little buggers, but the trail will vacuum up nicely

moozoboozo Fri 05-Aug-05 12:09:56

And I think it's quite common

Lulu41 Fri 05-Aug-05 12:11:02

Yes have followed the trail but can see nothing - slug pelletts presumably are easy enoug to get but what about my two year old mistaking them for sweets?

Janh Fri 05-Aug-05 12:21:40

Put them down at night along the trail, Lulu - it only needs a few - and hoove them up again in the morning before the little ones see them. (They are bright blue and very small.) (The pellets )

Janh Fri 05-Aug-05 12:22:07

Little one, sorry.

Iamalsohairyhercules Fri 05-Aug-05 12:23:54

put some beer out. They love it and drown happily.

Janh Fri 05-Aug-05 12:25:29

But only if you want to deal with a dead drunk (and dead, drunk) slug first thing in the morning!

(They crawl away and shrivel up and die with the pellets, apparently - I never found a corpse anyway.)

herc, how long are you going to be also hairy?

Iamalsohairyhercules Fri 05-Aug-05 12:26:04

Till I can be arsed to change back....

Iamalsohairyhercules Fri 05-Aug-05 12:26:40

anyway Happymerryberries still uses her christmas name

hercules Fri 05-Aug-05 12:32:49

that's better.

Lulu41 Fri 05-Aug-05 13:10:20

Thanks for your suggestions everyone - will try and deal this weekend - since we bought this property we have had ants the odd mouse and now this - old georgian conversion - plenty of gaps to get in I suppose!!!

Nixz Fri 05-Aug-05 13:56:37

i had the same problem for ages at my old house. I used slug pelletts but i put them all down the side of the house, right in the cracks outside and with in 2 days i found a load (and i mean a whole slug population!) all round the outside of the house and never had another trail in my house. I just brushed them all up and bid a fond farewell!!!!!!

Janh Mon 08-Aug-05 23:04:05


Came in after dark at 10pm, opened freezer for yummy frozen curry for my tea and there was a huuuuuuuuge slug sitting on the floor just under the door

So I salted it, watched it writhe for a bit and then binned it in a napkin. Nasty slimy thing.

Then I put lots of lovely pellets down in case there are more (they must be getting in through air vents or something).

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