Posted: 18/10/2013 at 10:57
That's the other side of the coin Ginglygangly. Mulches tend to encourage slugs, etc.
Re namatodes, I don't think a mulch will have any effect on them. More likely is that eggs, etc have come in with the mulch.
Bark chips as a mulch, for me, harbour woodlice as well as slugs n snails. Not a mulch I like except for paths .