Slugs in the House?

Do slugs' slimy trails cause any health problems for humans? They have been coming into my home for a couple of months now. I am at my wits end; I do have a dog as well. Thanks.


By Rita

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August 29, 20140 found this helpful

I don't know about health implications but I know how you can keep them out. Put crushed egg shells in the path they use to enter your home. That will stop them. Also diatomaceous earth (DE) can be sprinkled lightly in the path also. (Can be found at feed stores)

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August 30, 20140 found this helpful

Pour salt all around where the slugs are coming into your home. It will dry them out and they'll die. I don't think the trails are harmful to you or your pets, but it would be unpleasant having them in the house.


Good luck!

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September 11, 20140 found this helpful

I hate slugs, I've been getting them in my kitchen for the past few months and they're driving me mad. I'm terrified that my elderly dog might accidentally eat them, because although they may not be harmful to humans, they are VERY dangerous to dogs. If a dog eats them they can get lung worm which can be fatal.
I just can't understand where they're getting in, there are no holes around the pipes and the kitchen doesn't open directly into the garden, you have to go through either the utility room or conservatory to get outside, so a slug would have to crawl for several feet in order to reach the kitchen, yet there are no visible trails in either the utility room or the conservatory, so WHERE are they coming from ?

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June 23, 20170 found this helpful

I came down to my kitchen one night to make a drink, when I went to fill the kettle slugs were coming out of the plug hole in the sink. So now I always put a plug in the sink hole before I go to bed

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September 29, 20151 found this helpful

I had similar problem,I have an absolute phobia of these ugly things.......just to realize that my dog (lhasa apso bichon frise mix) and cats use to go out sit or lay down and the crafty slimys would hitch a lift back through the flap and into the house...!?.....I use to find them in the dog/cat bowl....

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