Who would have thought that our silicone mini-tongs
would have made such brilliant slug-catchers? (We've got the pink ones).
Don't worry, I put them through the dishwasher afterwards.
I might add these
to my birthday list ready for next year's war-on-slugs.
I'm reluctant to poison them because of birds and hedgehogs and I'm too squeamish to squish them or drop them into a bucket of water, salty or otherwise. Throwing them over the back fence into the waste ground isn't a reliable solution, as they are homing creatures. You need to whang them at least 20 metres away, apparently.
So, I pick them off the plants and drop them into the garden waste recycling bin. That's still not the perfect solution, as every time I open the lid they are at the top, ready to make a slow sprint for freedom.