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    I found a long slug on the side of my foot last night. I had been by the door (where they sneak in from), and also to the garden centre during the day and hadn't yet changed my clothes. It rained very heavily yesterday. I'm not squeamish but lets just say I screamed at the surprise

    The last time that I found a slug was in my bed with me having a nap.

    I also have a mouse in the house which I would like to leave.

    Have any of you found slugs or anything else in strange places? How could I encourage them to leave? or prevent them both from entering?

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    Many years ago we found a live wasp in our toddlers NAPPY one morning.in November. Amazingly he hadn’t been stung. Assuming the wasp was overcome by the fumes.

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    Yesterday I gave a grapevine I'd potted up last year to my sister for her friend. While we were sitting having a coffee before she left this rather large slug crawled out of the compost. She freaked out. The thought it could have ended up in her car upset her.
    I absolutely cannot share a house with a mouse or rat. My answer would be air rifle
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    I woke, in the middle of the night, with a sense that there was something moving on my forehead! Touched my head and yes. there was something moving that shouldn't be there. Something slimy................
    Flicked the bedside light on - sure enough, it was one of those little grey slugs that I can only assume had found its way into my hair and crawled out under cover of darkness.

    I'd not long finished reading a book called "Slugs". If you're squeamish, don't even read the wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slugs_(novel)
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I woke, in the middle of the night, with a sense that there was something moving on my forehead! Touched my head and yes. there was something moving that shouldn't be there. Something slimy................
    Flicked the bedside light on - sure enough, it was one of those little grey slugs that I can only assume had found its way into my hair and crawled out under cover of darkness.

    I'd not long finished reading a book called "Slugs". If you're squeamish, don't even read the wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slugs_(novel)
    I read the page! Started off finding it amusing, didn't finish it!
    Yuk!!
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    The first few lines sent a shudder down my spine VC, bleeuuu, maybe that slug was trying to have a nibble on my foot

    Scary about the wasp in the nappy, yay to baby fumes

    I don't want to share my home with mice or rats so...

    I went to look for a trap in wilkos, I forgot to buy it as I got distracted by the tulips bulbs, I'm not too keen on the trap, I hope it just leaves instead!
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    Hahaha, this thread has made me giggle! .
    We have slug trails by the kitchen door at times...wish I knew where they get in, assume it’s my boots.
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