Thanks for the advice, looks like egg shells are the way to go, will have to start wolfing down omelettes!
The UC site is good. I found a number of British forums where people in the have them in their house.. we have found a couple slimy buggers in the kitchen... Yikk!!! I am glad to hear at least one other person in norther CA has them too!
Have anyone tried DE, I reallly prefer not to use the pesticide baits....
Moving from Toronto, Cananda, I do love the new experience of gardening all year and all the great West coast plants
.. I just pruned back all the flowers
and bushes so the slugs/snails have no where to hide, they are baking in the sun as I write. Ha ha ha ha. Ok, so I am a little slug-hatred-driven at the moment....