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micearguersmicearguers CambridgePosts: 605
This year I'm noticing a large amount of woodlice, basically everywhere. In the compost heap, in the soil, around plants, on stepping stones. I may just be noticing them more, or perhaps it is a result of accumulative mulching over the seven years that I have gardened here. Has anyone else noticed an increase in woodlice?


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,847
    There seems to be a large number here this year too. Every time I move anything there's loads under there and when I'm out at night they seem to be everywhere.
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  • I suppose they probably like wet summers
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,965
    I can't honestly say I've noticed a difference in the amount. There's always lots here.  :)
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,023
    I have a lot more too. Teeming under all the containers. Rather them than ants
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  • micearguersmicearguers CambridgePosts: 605
    @bookmonster that's a good call. It has not been very wet here in East Anglia, but it has not been a lot wettern than during the droughts of the last summers. Perhaps wet + high temperatures let's them thrive.
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