Invisible slugs in my house
June 30, 2007 8:53 AM Subscribe
I keep finding slug trails in the house, but I can't find the slugs.
posted by happyturtle to Home & Garden (19 answers total)
I've tried following the trails and they don't go anywhere. So where did the slugs go? This has been going on for months, and I've *never* seen a snail!
Most of my googling has led me to ways to fight slugs in the garden, but I don't know what to do about them in the house. I can't put out poison, because I have a dog who likes snuffling for crumbs. I tried beer traps, but either the cheap beer wasn't to their liking, or they couldn't get to it since I can't bury the traps up to the rim like you do in the garden. I put some upside down grapefruit rinds out in hopes that I could at least catch some of them feeding, but no luck. Plenty of bite marks inside the rinds, but no slugs, no matter what time of day I looked. I'm not quite desperate enough to sprinkle salt all over my carpet, but I'm getting there.
1. Why don't the slime trails lead anywhere?
2. How can I get rid of them without endangering the dog?