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To think it's not normal to have slugs in the kitchen and I'm not making a fuss about nothing?

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lecce · 20/04/2013 21:28

Came down this morning to see a fairly big one on the kitchen floor Sad. Surely no one wants to see this, right? I have a phobia of them anyway. I avoid saying the word (it made me cringe to type it just now and I can't look at it now I have.) I avoid walking past them if I can and cannot imagine ever touching one.

Our last house (we moved 2 months ago) had them coming into the kitchen Angry. I thought it was because it was Victorian, rather than modern. It was the one and only thing I hated about the house and used to make me scream each time it happened (every now and then).

Dh has always been unsympathetic Sad. He knows about my phobia and the first time one came into our last house I absolutely screamed the house down. It was my worst nightmare - one of those things in my home. I had never had it happen before and was totally unprepared. Dh came running downstairs but, when he saw the problem, was dismissive. That is how he has always been. He will get rid of it but always makes a comment (snappy or sarcastic, depending on his mood). If one came in while he was out, I would have to pour a heap of salt on it and then leave it. That would also provoke a comment 9 times out of 10.

This morning, when I saw that this is happening in this house too, I got very upset and tearful. Dh said sarcastically in a fake teary voice, "Oh, I wish we hadn't moved here, it's ruined. Oh no!" Then told me I needed to forget about it.

AIBU to be upset that they get in and to be even more upset with dh's reaction?

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zirca · 01/09/2013 17:23

Ok, serious question here as we're moving soon (from slug-free heaven) and the last thing I want is slugs in our new house... What do we need to avoid in houses to avoid slugs? Are new houses better? My parents' house and MIL's house do not get slugs. I have lived in (student) houses before that did though, and it was beyond disgusting...

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