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Having a problem with Woodlice? We’ve got it covered!


If you’ve got woodlice in your garden that’s usually great news. Woodlice are largely beneficial pests and cause little or no damage to healthy plants.

If you’ve got masses of woodlice in your compost bin that’s common and actually a good thing as woodlice are a key part of the process of composting as they break down plant material.

It’s worth watching young seedlings and soft fruit plants as woodlice can cause damage to those by eating small holes in young leaves and soft fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. Otherwise though woodlice are useful contributors in the garden and as they are plentiful in most gardens and allotments, they aren’t cause for concern.

However, woodlice inside properties can be a different matter. Whilst small numbers and the occasional woodlouse isn’t much to worry about and treatment isn’t necessary, heavy infestations can be more of a concern.

We’re always on the end of the ‘phone for advice so don’t worry about your pest problems, give us a call now.

Why you should be worried about woodlice

Woodlice feed on rotten wood and other vegetable matter and they like damp areas so if you’ve got lots of woodlice in your property this could signal other problems such as signs of damp, rotten wood, blocked gutters, vegetation build up. Sometimes these can pose more serious problems in your property.

However, there’s some simple steps you can take to prevent woodlice becoming a problem in your property for example:

  • Deal with any damp spots in your property as early as possible

  • Remove any vegetation such as moss and leaves from your gutters and drains

  • Regularly check timbers for early signs of rot and put it right as soon as possible

  • Make sure you regularly preserve wood and timbers

  • Don’t forget about door mats when cleaning your property – check and clean underneath as under a mat is a great spot for woodlice to live!


If you need help and advice with woodlice give PGM & SON Pest Control a call on 01981 241334 or 07964 370480 for a free no-obligation chat.

If you prefer, you can email us or you can use the live chat facility on our website



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