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Came home a short time ago, and just seen this............

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No idea why, but there is a line of slugs going up the wall (a few more below waiting to go)

I know salt kills them, but I wonder if any one has any thoughts why they are going up the wall, and there really is a few more lower down "waiting their turn" At the top is a normal roof, so there seems to be no reason for them to go up, and looking at the flash, they all go in a strait line.

The wall is not damp, and I can't see anything "unusual"

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This may be a bit of a longshot, but I don't suppose you've reglazed any windows recently? I put a new window into a friend's garage and it got pounced on by dozens of slugs and snails over the course of the next few nights. It's turns out they are obsessed by the smell of the linseed oil in putty. They were munching their way through the lot at an alarming rate until it hardened properly, to the degree that I had to go back and fill in all the holes they'd eaten in it. I'd never heard of this before, but it's apparently "a thing".

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interesting. But we have UPVC windows. But they were changed earlier this year, but the slugs seem to want to go up way past the windows.

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they are the size off a pinhead when laid as eggs they seem to love paper i assume they may have entered the room and now have grown too big to hide where they used to go
there must be something like texture temperature or some other natural phenomena like magnetism [hidden live wires] guiding them :dunno:
as normally the meander all over the place :scratch:

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Sorry, I forgot to mention, this is outside. That's the outside wall they are on. None indoors.

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about this time off year i will get perhaps 10 inside over the space off 12 weeks as i have a rickety old wooden door with about a 4mm gap that i assume is the point off entry :lol:

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Thanks, but as you can see these ones are going up the wall, in an almost strait line. I looked about 10 minutes ago, all gone, but you can see the trail they always leave, it just comes up from the bottom of the house. :dunno:

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You want to try living where I am in West Wales, possibly the previous householder was organic but we've got hundreds of 8/10cm slugs and especially snails on our property.

I read somewhere once that you should not throw snails over your neighbours fence because they'll come back. Earlier this year we unclipped a cordoned pyrocanthus shrub from a wall in order to 'snowcem' behind it, behind were nearly 100 snails we counted. Some of these we dabbed with snowcem and HURLED over the hedge into the adjoining cornfield, say at least 20/25 metres.

Last week SWMBO found a snail with a blob of white on it....... we reckon we should have numbered them.


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I reckon they're going up to mate.. They're all wanting to join the mile high club. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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dig a hole a put a cup of cheap beer in the hole - if this thread is anything to go by mix a drop of linseed in with it too


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They are not slugs. they are inchworms....



They are measuring the height of your wall.... :hiding:

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I took the shell off a racing snail once thinking he would go quicker,

but it just made him sluggish :lol:


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I took the shell off a racing snail once thinking he would go quicker,

but it just made him sluggish :lol:




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Have you been talking to the plants??

They're probably trying to escape :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:








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They do the same on the outside of my house too lord knows why!
I reckon having few brain cells they see the first and follow him!
They could be queueing of course so perhaps it only happens with British slugs :cheers:


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