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Old 10-17-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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Are there any?

I've lived in Texas pretty much all of my life. Grew up on the Gulf Coast, spent a good many years in Austin and Houston. I've never once seen a slug. I've seen tiny snails in the garden but that's about it. I wasn't sure if there were some and I just never noticed it.
I recently moved to Arkansas and I keep finding one either in the kitchen or in the bathroom. My dad's filled up as many cracks as he could but they still find a way in. We've been lucky I've never seen more than one at a time but still *shivers* it's disgusting. Those things get pretty big too.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:19 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Yap! we have them here. Tell your dad to sprinkle diatomaceaous earth (get it from a garden store) around the foundation and any openings where he thinks they are getting in. The stuff is like inching over broken glass or knives to them.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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Just add salt!
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Just add salt!
Yuck! what a mess that is to clean up

BTW, slugs love beer. You can put out a shallow top from something and fill it with beer and drown the suckers, but that gets pretty yuck too.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:07 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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I saw a black slug crawling on my driveway the other day. I've never gone looking for slugs, but that was the first time I'd ever seen one that wasn't white or gray.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Houston/Pittsburgh
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Are there any?

I've lived in Texas pretty much all of my life. Grew up on the Gulf Coast, spent a good many years in Austin and Houston. I've never once seen a slug.

That's pretty surprising.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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That's pretty surprising.
Yes, well it's true. I've never seen a slug until I moved to Arkansas.
Now that I know they're in Texas too I'm surprise I've never seen any while I was living there.

I've tried salt on a huge one and although it worked really well it was kind of disturbing to watch. I'll leave the slug clean up to my dad.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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BTW, slugs love beer. You can put out a shallow top from something and fill it with beer and drown the suckers, but that gets pretty yuck too.
Yeah this is what my mother used to do. We lived in Dallas and we had slugs. She would get a jar top and fill it with beer and in the morning it would be full of slugs. Pretty yucky!
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Yeah this is what my mother used to do. We lived in Dallas and we had slugs. She would get a jar top and fill it with beer and in the morning it would be full of slugs. Pretty yucky!

That's why I make my husband go out and empty it the next morning.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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There's plenty.

When I had my restaurant and washed down floormats and sat them on nearby guard posts (around the AC unit), they weer all over those mats by the time I was done cleaning a few hours later!
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