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Lolly
15-04-2009, 09:41 PM
Horribly icky black wormy slimy slugs have appeared in our bathroom and are also on the walls outside :o. Please help - how do we get rid of them!?! Also slightly curious as to what they actually are, where they came from and what their business is, but mostly interested in how to kill them ^_^

The Saint
15-04-2009, 09:42 PM
Pics?

Professor Redfern
15-04-2009, 09:43 PM
Salt will kill slugs, but in terms of getting rid of the source, well I suppose you need to find out where they are coming from.

Lolly
15-04-2009, 09:57 PM
Here is the disgusting thing :eek:

The Saint
15-04-2009, 09:58 PM
Millipede?

Rich...
15-04-2009, 09:59 PM
millipede...spanish? or something often in plague proportions...

Lolly
15-04-2009, 09:59 PM
Awww gawd I hope not - that would make it even more horrific!!

The Saint
15-04-2009, 10:00 PM
Definitely looks like a millipede.

Rain brings them out though ... not exactly wet at the moment

Rich...
15-04-2009, 10:00 PM
Black Portuguese millipedes (Fact Sheet) (http://www.csiro.au/resources/Black-Portuguese-Millipedes.html)

The Saint
15-04-2009, 10:01 PM
Pest Control; portuguese millipedes; millipedes; millipede control; portugese millipedes perth; portuguese millipedes western australia; black worm (http://www.stewartspestcontrol.com.au/Pest%20Control%20Portuguese%20millipedes.htm)

Black Portuguese millipedes (Fact Sheet) (http://www.csiro.au/resources/Black-Portuguese-Millipedes.html)

The Saint
15-04-2009, 10:04 PM
Looks like they scavenge in decaying herbivorous matter, so maybe move the woodpile and any leaf litter away from the house ... oh and empty the dirty clothes hamper every so often ;)

Lolly
15-04-2009, 10:08 PM
Well our neighbour had their Cape Lilac cut down just recently so we have a fair bit of residual leaf litter from that - perhaps thats been their hideout. And if they like the rain I guess thats why they prefer our bathroom. Thanks for identifying the lil creepies.

The Saint
15-04-2009, 10:08 PM
www.perthstreetbugs.com (http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/www.perthstreetbugs.com)

CitizenD
15-04-2009, 11:19 PM
I've removed probably 300 or so of them from the veranda and front door tonight alone.

It's madness.

gamblor
15-04-2009, 11:27 PM
if you wanna get rid of them go to bunnings and get some coopex, then just spray it around the house if they are in plauge proportions. we usually get thousands around the place after rain and it always works a treat.

merctom
15-04-2009, 11:29 PM
Ive got them too - always come out after the first rain of the season - couple of days and it'll be back to normal. At least thats what ive noticed.

The Saint
15-04-2009, 11:30 PM
Did it rain here over Easter?

CitizenD
15-04-2009, 11:30 PM
Ive got them too - always come out after the first rain of the season - couple of days and it'll be back to normal. At least thats what ive noticed.

Except for the whole impending "three months of winter" thing.

=Stevo=
15-04-2009, 11:32 PM
I've removed probably 300 or so of them from the veranda and front door tonight alone.

It's madness.

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/36803/Help--Weird-yukky-slug-invasion---Pic-added/caution_this_is_sparta-707670.jpg

The Saint
15-04-2009, 11:37 PM
http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/36804/Help--Weird-yukky-slug-invasion---Pic-added/madness460.jpg

=Stevo=
15-04-2009, 11:39 PM
http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/36805/Help--Weird-yukky-slug-invasion---Pic-added/b3ta_chobb_slurms.gif

a more on-topic note: these things hate flyspray - spray it around all the corners of your walls if you have some handy...

like most small bugs, they are also allergic to rocks, shoes, newspapers and flyswats...

mekon
15-04-2009, 11:43 PM
Oh good call Saint! Well in Our House, in the middle of our street we used to have the Portugese milipede problem and as suggested Coopex seems to have worked.

Belltower
15-04-2009, 11:44 PM
They come in during the cold months to the warmth. Block em out with Mortien/Baygon surface spray.

Hate the smell when you put them under the boot :(

The Saint
15-04-2009, 11:46 PM
Well in Our House, in the middle of our street we used to have the Portugese milipede problemSuggs to be you.

CitizenD
15-04-2009, 11:52 PM
Oh good call Saint! Well in Our House, in the middle of our street we used to have the Portugese milipede problem and as suggested Coopex seems to have worked.

That's a good thing as your mum, who is so house proud, would probably be rather put out.

You know, because mess is not allowed.

Fastgirl
16-04-2009, 05:56 AM
Yep we have them in the hills...make sure you dont leave any outdoor lights on at night...and coopex.

LuLu
16-04-2009, 07:27 AM
Oohhhhh portugese millipedes *shudder* I don't know if anyone has said this already (because it's too early in the morning to read through this) but I'm using Coopex (which you can buy from Bunnings. You must also wear gloves and a face mask when applying it) but there is also some stuff you can buy from David Gray's in O'Connor called Firam W which is specifically designed to kill those nasty little stinky buggers. Get on top of it now before the next rains come otherwise it will only get worse.

cowasaki
16-04-2009, 07:31 AM
OMG those things when I lived in Bickley.. used to do my head in.

Cabbage dust fixed the problem. Just sprinkle around the outside of your house.

ooh I hated them.. I so hated those horrid black fooking things........ they gave me nightmares

rcradical
16-04-2009, 07:58 AM
They're a joke every year in the hills.

Thousands of them. We use Coopex up at Mum's place in Lesmurdie.

Does the job. However, there's no stopping them if it's raining, and you leave a light on inside the house. They're attracted to the warmth and will line the walls.

taint
16-04-2009, 08:05 AM
Tomato dust deters them but there is nothing you can do to stop the little bastards. They stink when you crush them too.

goof
16-04-2009, 08:15 AM
Those things are disgusting and a significant reason why I moved away from the hills area and won't go back. It's a plague that's getting worse every year.

Links above should help. I found good info on the Kalamunda shire council web site. I tried many things and won a few battles, but they won the war.

DaVeR
16-04-2009, 11:23 AM
My missus loves running around scooping them all up from all over the house... just appeared over the last couple of days. Dont think there is much we can do about them jsut now with her being 7 months pregnant... sprays are out, torching them is fun except for the smell =P

mekon
16-04-2009, 11:34 AM
This guy could help with your junk/bug problem

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/36825/Help--Weird-yukky-slug-invasion---Pic-added/lunch1.jpg

jules_1972
16-04-2009, 11:40 AM
Why were they introduced into Australia???

And Yes, I got them in Kalamunda...
Stinky little fux!!!

chew
16-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Why were they introduced into Australia???

To feed cane toads?

jules_1972
16-04-2009, 11:47 AM
To feed cane toads?


Not sure why, but whatever the reason it kinda falls into the
same category as fox's and god knows what else...