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Norway get together proposes ‘slug hour’ to deal with invasive pests

A Spanish slug

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The Spanish slug – Arion vulgaris – is an unwelcome sight in lots of European gardens

A Norwegian political get together needs individuals to put aside one hour twice a 12 months and spend it destroying an invasive species of slug.

Impressed by the annual Earth Hour, when persons are inspired to change off their lights, the Socialist Left Celebration thinks an analogous method might fight the much-reviled Spanish slug, the VG newspaper reports. The get together has additionally referred to as for a funding increase for efforts to fight invasive species, and says it hopes the Conservative-led coalition authorities will likely be impressed to implement the concepts.

Celebration secretary Kari Elisabeth Kaski tells the paper that she thinks Norwegians could be blissful to surrender time for some slug looking. “We’ve seen how nicely it has labored with Earth Hour… Norwegians are blissful to volunteer,” she says, including “coordinated and concerted effort” is required to deal with the creatures. She factors to a municipality in southern Norway which offered people cash in change for accumulating slugs in 2012, seeing an enthusiastic response from locals.

The Spanish slug – generally known as the “killer slug” – is now discovered throughout Europe, and was first noticed in Norway in 1988. It gobbles every thing from inexperienced vegetation to decaying animal stays. Whereas an array of slug-beating concepts fill the web and doubtless will not attraction to individuals of a squeamish nature, a scientist on the College of Denmark warned last year that the one actual solution to do away with them is to gather them in a plastic bag, tie the highest and chuck them within the bin.

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