How to Remove Slug Mucus

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How to Remove Slug Mucus
Air-drying your hands is one solution to removing slug mucus. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Slugs are a common slimy creature found in the garden. The slug is able to move across a surface by producing a slippery, thick mucus from its pedal gland. It can also lower itself from high objects with a thin trail of mucus it excretes from its tail-pit. Slug mucus on your hands or clothing can be unpleasant owing to its unusual texture, but it can easily be removed with some basic household items.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Hot soapy water
  • Nail brush
  • White wine
  • Dry sponge
  • Paper towels

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  1. 1

    Get rid of slug slime from your hands by leaving them to air-dry. The mucus hardens so it can then be easily brushed or rubbed off between your hands.

  2. 2

    Wash your hands thoroughly in hot water and soap, and then use a nail brush to remove any remaining slug mucus.

  3. 3

    Remove the mucus from carpet or fabric by pouring enough white wine on the trail to make it soggy. Then, leave the wine to soak the stain for ten minutes.

  4. 4

    Use a dry sponge to mop up the white wine, while gently rubbing the trail the slug has left on the carpet or fabric.

  5. 5

    Clean up the remaining wine and mucus using hot soapy water. Pat the fabric dry using paper towels. If you are removing the mucus from clothing, put them in a hot wash with washing detergent.

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