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Posted: 28/10/2013 at 22:34

Thanks all of you for your advice and verse.    Dave Morgan's info seems  very helpful although after looking again it would seem in each corner of my south facing bathroom window were dens of ladybirds and imprisoning each den was a Harlequin ladybird..   I jettisoned each of the Harlequins and when I returned a little later the little red ladybirds had disappeared (or escaped).  

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Posted: 28/10/2013 at 22:26
I noticed an invasion of ladybirds in my bathroom towards end of last week many seemingly hiding in the edges of the double glazed window openings. On further inspection noticed in each corner harlequin ladybirds seemingly holding the red ladybirds hostage. Having jettisoned the back harlequin ladybirds out of the window I noticed later on the other red ladybirds had escaped and were not to be seen anywhere.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 16:47

I tried shooing them out,  in fact gently removed about 20 and put outside, and they are gradually come back to see me again


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 15:10


I have seen an influx of ladybirds attempting to live in my house coming through my bathroom window.  They appear to be the red variety.  Never seen so many all in one place.   Can anyone give me more information, and how I should treat this invasion.  I would not like to kill them



Posted: 18/03/2013 at 17:35

Ha ha mr/mrs bookertoo - interesting comments - we will see,  I am not a young thing , except in my  head.  

Yesterday was a great day for spreading the little nematodes.  Ground very wet already, diluted and sprayed on, and then the heavens opened so did not have to do all the other stuff.  Noticed a long slim slug on my grass as I was doing this - gave it a spray - and it has not moved since.   It may be a bit too big for my little sparrow and robins though.  Why do the Magpies not eat them they eat everything else?


Posted: 18/03/2013 at 15:32

Thank you all for your comments.  Do  not have the time or inclination to go hunting slugs at night or disposing of them come to that.

Sprayed on Nemaslug yesterday so watch this space.  My garden is a breeding ground for slugs and snails. 





Posted: 04/03/2013 at 19:30

Bunny can you tell me why ' only a few use those on here?'


Thank you sotongeoff will have a look.


Posted: 04/03/2013 at 19:11

I was listening to Pippa on Radio 2 on way back from work this evening and she mentioned an eco friendly worm thingie to be watered over garden.   Didn't catch what it was called or too much about it.. She mentioned it doesn't harm wild life but will get rid those horrid slugs and snails which I have an abundance of; and those underground too.  I have tried so many things and always end up with the pellets as this is the only way to get rid of them, although I am so aware of the harm to the birds, particularly as I have a hedge full of sparrows, and lovely pair of redbreasts etc etc.

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