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Wood lice

They are a real problem in my garden. They attack strawberries, potatoes and other things, and are generally a nuisance . Help


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,252

    They like dark damp places. so remove as many of their hiding places as you can.

    Generally they do not do much damage except when they are in large numbers and have exhausted their usual dead and decaying food. In strawbs and potatoes they follow up damage done by other things.

    I moved some things on the compost heap this morning and the surface was alive with them. Thousands of them, all busy turning the material we put on the heap into nice compost.

    Worst case, you could always collect them up and fry gently in butter. They are after all related to shrimps.

    Last edited: 29 August 2017 15:30:35

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