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Woodlice Control

Woodlice Control

Woodlice, though neither are they harmful to the humans, nor do they damage your property anyway, yet they can still bother you just with their presence. They pose a threat to the young plants, however! The only bad thing about these pests is that they are creepy, and you would not love to keep them as your tenants.

Conditions That Attract Woodlice

Woodlice problems are closely associated with damp buildings, roofs, or surfaces of walls. Besides, woodlice preferably exist in moist conditions. Sometimes, rain may seep down through the passes in the building roofs and appear on the other side of the concrete on the roof. Damp may also be caused in cold weather where the humidity is trapped inside. It is found that the blood of these woodlice is blue when scientifically observed and noted.

To eradicate woodlice, it is necessary to keep the whole house dry so that they do not survive for long. Although in case they make a way into your washroom, they will probably last longer because of the moisture out there. In short, they love damp and moist weather, and hence they can be found around the decomposed garbage damps near your house or underneath the rotten leaves and wet wood pieces. Moreover, these woodlice do not prefer warmth and light and hence, preferably come out at night.

Woodlouse Biology

One of the most common miniature models to explain woodlice is the armadillo. Pill woodlouse is termed as the Armadillidium (singular form). The most common form of woodlouse is the Oniscus or Common Woodlouse. Their biological structure resembles 14 legs and a stiff and rounded exoskeleton, both very distinctly segmented. This exoskeleton tends to shed down frequently, and they may seem to take over the structure in different colors. The female woodlouse preserves her eggs underneath her body in a pouch and holds them till the white baby woodlice hatch.


Woodlice Control

It is found that when male woodlice get infected, Wolbachia bacteria, they turn into its opposite gender or the female version of it. The sole preventive measure of the woodlice is to scrape off the damp and moist conditions which make their survival possible in such a hostile environment. You can also spray pesticides on the affected areas, alternatively to that of using powder to prevent the growth of these woodlice. The powder is an effective therapy since their tough exoskeleton prevents their contact with the spray, but the powder eventually takes its call on the prey.


Woodlice do not consider severe damages to properties or is hazardous to humans. However, it is always advised to call up the pest control professionals so that they can get these out as early as possible. As home remedies, once you find these creatures in little numbers, sweep them off and dump them into the nearby garbage.

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