Slug Infestation Problem!

I have a 1/2 a bathroom in my garage. Occasionally I'll find a slug on the toilet seat. Many times over the years I've found 2 or more of them on the toilet! This doesn't occur very frequently, maybe 4 - 6 times a year, but sometimes more. Usually I'll go for months without seeing one. Since I never see any slugs on the floor, or anywhere except for the toilet, I'm guessing that they're coming up through the sewer pipes. Does that sound reasonable? Also, what could I do to prevent them? Slug traps? Kidding! Actually I tried pouring some bleach in the toilet.
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Well, I wouldn't call your limited number of sightings an "infestation", but I wouldn't want *any* slugs on my toilet seat either!
Pour salt on 'em...watch 'em melt.
Slug traps isn't that far fetched an idea - beer traps are the most common types of traps used.
Look here:
http://www.cat.org.uk/ihateslugs/bugtheslug.tmpl?startat !&endat0&subdirtpubs&key=TR
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Does
What a horrible waste of a precious commodity!
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somebody wrote:

They wouldn't be coming from inside the toilet. My guess would be just coming in from outdoors and finding themselves in the most humid/moist part of the garage which happens to be where the plumbing is located. If by chance it is an attached garage to a home with a crawl space and the toilet is next to the common wall of the home, they could be originating from under the house itself. Preventing them would be locating the source and addressing the moisture if possible. If the toilet is not sitting flush on the garage floor getting an insecticide under the toilet may help.
Lar
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Good one!
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On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 23:15:04 -0600, Lar wrote:

Yes, I believe you are right, and the slugs are coming in via spaces between the floor tile and the base of the toilet. Is there any way to get insecticide in small cracks? Maybe with a syringe?
-Thanks
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somebody wrote:

If there is vegetation up against that part of the garage, it might help to trim it away. Slugs/snails like cool and damp. Wrapping foil around stems of plants used to be a tip for keeping them off plants. I've never found them to be a pest, so haven't tried to eradicate any. They leave slime trails, so you might be able to see where they come in - slime trails aren't real obvious, but just shine a little bit in the right light. Here are some links:
http://www.saferbrand.com/articles/snailsslugs.asp http://greenchronicle.co.uk/acatalog/Slug_Snail_Trap.html
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On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 04:44:25 -0500, Norminn wrote:

After reading some of these posts, I'm thinking that the slugs are accessing the house via spaces between the floor tile and the base of the toilet.
-Thanks
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Sounds like a moisture problem. Fix that and you won't have slugs. Also caulk around all the fixtures, pipes, and floor-to-wall cracks.
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On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 23:17:17 -0500, somebody wrote:

Clean up vegetation and organic materials around foundation. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth around foundation to discourage slugs. This can be found in most gardening centers. Caulk or foam cracks.
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On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 11:42:39 +0000, franz frippl wrote:

Yes, after reading some of these posts, I'm thinking that the slugs are accessing the house via spaces between the floor tile and the base of the toilet.
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Find a good recipe.

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