Get Rid of Slugs - PEST UK

Providing pest control services in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, London, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Peterborough, Surrey, West Midlands, West Sussex, Wiltshire. Est. 1985.

Get Rid of Slugs

Prices from £90 +VAT

To get rid of slugs from your home or business premises call 0800 026 0308

How much does it cost to get rid of slugs?

x1 Repellent spray from £90 +VAT

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Guarantee

We can only guarantee a slug treatment if the points of access have been proofed to prevent slugs from entering the property and the damp issue has been rectified.

Slugs are harmless but they leave slime trails wherever they go which aren’t pleasant to see or touch. The main cause of slugs inside a property is damp.

Preparation you must undertake prior to treatment

  • Leave slime trails for the technician to see where the slugs have been active.

Aftercare

  • Immediately after treatment let the spray dry; don’t clean or wipe up any puddles.
  • Get rid of damp by installing a dehumidifier.
  • Don’t touch the treated surfaces or let pets into the treated area until dry.
  • Trim and clear vegetation and move wood piles and plant pots away from the outside walls of the building as these can attract slugs or provide them with shelter.
  • Proof points of access such as air bricks and cracks to prevent slugs entering the property. We fit stainless steel mesh air brick covers to prevent slugs entering the property.
  • Use slug pellets outside carefully as they can cause problems for other wildlife and even for curious pets. They should be placed away from where you wish to prevent the slugs going to as they do contain an attractant.

How our treatment works

Our technician applies a repellent spray with Yucca plant extract to prevent slugs from entering the areas of the property where they have been active. We may use a residual insecticide spray on surfaces to help combat the problem.

Products we use

The technician will state which repellent has been used on the report they give you after they have completed the treatment. Click each product to access its safety data sheet.

Repellent
  • Yucca plant extract

Facts about slugs

  • A slug is a gastropod mollusc which has no shell.
  • The flat bottom of a slug is called the foot. A slug moves by the rhythmic waves of muscular contraction on the underside of its foot.
  • A slug’s body consists mostly of water. Their soft tissues are vulnerable so the foot secretes mucus which prevents damage and creates a slime trail. A slug’s mucus also provides some protection against predators, as it can be slippery and distasteful.
  • Most slugs have two pairs of tentacles on their head. The upper tentacles are used for smell and have light-sensitive eyespots on the ends for vision. They can move independently and will regrow if lost. The two smaller tentacles are for touch and taste. Underneath the tentacles is the mouth, which contains a tongue-like organ called a radula. The radula features thousands of tiny tooth-like protrusions called denticles. These help slugs chew up leaves.
  • Slugs prefer damp conditions. They’re mainly nocturnal because the sunlight can dry out their bodies. During the day they hide in dark, damp places such as under tree bark, fallen logs and rocks. They often come out when it rains. They also burrow into the earth to find moisture.
  • Slugs eat plants, fruit, vegetables, fungi and carrion meaning they are pests in horticulture and agriculture.
  • Slugs are food for frogs, toads, snakes, rats and birds.
  • Slugs are hermaphrodites because they have both male and female reproductive organs. They lay eggs.