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Get Rid of Woodlice!



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,275

    I would be nice to think that they have nut.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,367

    It certainly would Ladybird.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Hopefully it's given people something to chew over. I don't mean to have a go, goodness knows I've fallen myself for the notion that we can't garden without chemicals now and then. But last year was the last straw for me when I sprinkled some 'wildlife friendly' slug pellets around some young clematis. Our little terrier was off colour for a couple of days after this, it may have been coincidence but I doubt it because I know what he's like.

    This may be off topic from woodlice but I made the decision I won't use poison in my garden at all. Just personal choice but based on what I see as the sensible thing to do.

  • Dave HedgehogDave Hedgehog Posts: 377

    Woodlice are benign, harmless creatures that do infinitely more good than harm and an important part of the ecosystem; it's hard to comprehend why anybody would want to kill them off, just because they MAY cause damage to plants image

  • They are absolutely a nitemare in my garden,destroing about a third of my potatoes.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,367
    edited September 2018
    doesn't sound very likely

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    geanina75 said:
    They are absolutely a nitemare in my garden,destroing about a third of my potatoes.
    This is intriguing.  If they've been destroyed, how do you know they were there in the first place?  Can you see through soil?
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,185
    Slugs destroyed your potatoes. The woodlice like to live in the hollowed out potato because it's damp and they need to be kept damp to survive. This year damp places have been hard to find hence the 'infestations' people have found under plant pots that get watered regurlarly, in with seedling trays and in slug munched strawbs and potatoes. It looks bad on the poor woodlouse who seems to be found holding a smoking gun at the scene of the crime but in reality they were just an innocent bystander.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,275
    It is far more likely that your potatoes have been destroyed by keel slugs.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    I'd agree totally with w. edges and Ladybird. Slugs have done the deed, and it's a case of the poor old woodlice getting the blame.
    "A big boy did it and ran away' is correct in this case, I should think.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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