tiny black bugs

Hi, I have several pots on my decked garden and have planted seeds in them all which have grown into various flower seedlings. Due to the very wet weather recently i have not paid them much attention but today i went down and every single pot have been infested with thousands of small black/grey beetle type bugs! There are a few lady birds wandering around having a munch but there are seriously too many for them to deal with! The pots are very wet due to the rain, the bugs have no wings but are also all over the garden furniture/lights/shed etc. Does anyone else have this problem at the moment? Im wondering if its just due to the wet weather and will sort itself out when (hopefully) the weather dries up?


  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 502

    A photo may help us identify.

  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263

    We will need a picture, mrssnuggs.

  • mrssnuggsmrssnuggs Posts: 3

     hi, I seem to be unable to upload the image on this site. They are sort of slate grey colour with small horizontal stripes on their bottoms!

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    Do you mean woodlice?

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Why can you not upload a picture?

  • mrssnuggsmrssnuggs Posts: 3

    They are def not woodlice- much smaller with longer legs

    not sure why my pic wont upload- may have to get hubby to take a look!

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