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Wood lice in a greenhouse, friend or foe?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Wood lice in a greenhouse, friend or foe? Reply with quote

Was cleaning up in there today and doing a few bits and pieces. Found quite a few wood lice in there. Leave them in or do a cull?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard of them doing any harm.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harmless they have ben around since the time of the dinosaurs they usually recycle decomposing vegetable matter.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a wooden greenhouse or have you anything wooden in it.....

I dont believe they cause any problems but more a sympton.....they are attracted to rotting material but dont cause it to rot in the first place

They are ate good for the garden
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I thought they were harmless too but there were so many of them I thought I had better check. Plenty of rotting vegetation in there. Aluminium structure with wooden benches.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure I heard a big sigh of relief from all those woodlice down in Wexford this morning. Very Happy Very Happy
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