How to Prevent and Get Rid Of Woodlice in the House

Woodlouse with garden ants

Woodlouse, scientific name: Armadillidium vulgare. 

Woodlice are small, wingless insects that can be found in homes, gardens and parks. They feed on decaying wood and plants.

Woodlice are usually not harmful to humans but they can cause problems by damaging furniture, wallpaper or carpets.

Woodlice are attracted to damp places so it is important to keep these areas dry. It is also important to make sure there is no rotting food or plant matter lying around for them to feed on.

There are a number of methods for getting rid of woodlice including using insecticides such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth and pyrethrin dusts.

Pest Advice for controlling Woodlice

Woodlice, also known as pill bugs, are small arthropods that live in damp environments, like your home. They can be found in the soil and rotting logs.

Woodlice are nocturnal creatures, so they won’t be seen during the day. They feed on decaying plant material and fungi. Woodlice have a tough exoskeleton that protects them from predators and other dangers. With these exoskeletons and a set of long legs to move about with, woodlice can squeeze into tiny cracks in your home’s foundation or flooring to keep themselves safe from predators.

Woodlice reproduce by laying eggs inside moist soil. The eggs hatch when the environment is warm enough for them to survive. Woodlice will occasionally moult their outer layer of.

Woodlice are not the most attractive creatures in the world, but they are harmless. In fact, many people see them as a beneficial addition to their garden, as they will eat all of the dead plant matter and fungi.

Woodlice feed on decomposing plant matter like fungi and dead plant material. They can also be found feeding on fungus growing on wood, wallpaper or other surfaces.

Woodlice are generally harmless and if they do not pose any serious health risk to humans then it is best to leave them alone. If you do want to get rid of them then you should try using a pesticide spray like bifenthrin or permethrin.


How to get rid of Woodlice (Pill Bugs)


Woodlice are also known as pill bugs. They are crustaceans with a hard exoskeleton. They have a pair of antennae on their head that can be used for sensing and feeling.

Woodlice are generally harmless and they do not bite or sting humans. However, they can cause damage to the wood in your home if left untreated. In this article, we will be discussing how you can prevent these pests from coming into your home and how to get rid of them when they do come in.

Woodlice typically enter your home by crawling through small openings in the foundation, such as cracks or gaps around pipes that lead outside. To prevent them from entering your home, seal up any holes with steel wool or caulk that is designed for use around pipes and other small holes.


What do pill woodlice (Roly-poly) look like?

Woodlouse chatting with garden ants

Woodlice are crustaceans that are part of the order Isopoda. They are in the same order as shrimp, crabs, and lobsters.

Woodlice range in size from about 1 cm to 6 cm long. They can be found all over the world in damp places like under logs, stones, and plants. Pill woodlice have a flattened body with a segmented exoskeleton made of chitin (a type of protein). They have seven pairs of legs that they use for walking and two pairs of antennae near their mouthparts.

Pill woodlice are small, oval-shaped crustaceans

The pill woodlice is a type of woodlouse that is found in the UK and Ireland. They are usually brown in colour, with a small head and antennae.

The pill woodlouse has a different appearance to other types of woodlice. They have an oval shape with short legs that are used for movement. They also have two pairs of antennae, which help them detect vibrations in the ground.

What do pill woodlice eat? 

Pill woodlice have been seen crawling around on the ground or under logs and stones, where they feed on decaying plant matter, lichens and fungi. Woodlice are a type of arthropod that eats decaying organic material. Pill woodlice prefer moist, dark environments and feed on decaying organic matter like rotting leaves, moss, and dead insects. They are usually found in leaf litter or under logs and rocks. 

Woodlice in house, how to get rid of it?

Woodlice are tiny, harmless creatures that live in moist, dark areas. They are usually found in basements, crawl spaces and bathrooms.

Woodlice like to feast on decaying organic matter and can be found in damp areas such as kitchen sinks or in bathrooms where they eat dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.

There is no need to panic if you spot one of these tiny creatures in your house. They do not pose any health risks and are not known to transmit diseases. However, if you want to get rid of them there are a few steps you can take.

You can use traps to get rid of woodlice.

The easiest way to get rid of woodlice is to use a vacuum cleaner. Vacuum all the nooks and crannies where they might live and then dispose of the vacuum bag outside. You can also use insecticides, but this will not be effective if you have a lot of woodlice in your house. 


Signs of a woodlice infestation

Woodlice are a type of animal that can be found on the floor of your home. They are usually brown and they have a hard shell on their back. Woodlice eat dead plant material, fungi and other insects. They can be found in moist places like under logs or stones, in leaf litter, under mulch and in compost piles.Woodlice are a type of arthropod that have a segmented body, seven pairs of legs and no wings. They are usually found in moist environments such as gardens, compost heaps and under logs.

Woodlice can be identified by their size, shape and colour. They range in size from 5mm to 10mm long. The most common colours for woodlice are dark brown or black with a light brown stripe running down the centre of the back.

The most common signs of woodlice infestation are:

-Wood-like excrement around the house or garden

-actual bugs crawling around the home

-shed exoskeletons or moulted skins

-woodlouse droppings or egg cases

-woodlouse eggs


Are woodlice harmful? 

 Woodlice are not harmful to humans. They are often found in dark and damp places, such as sheds, basements, and cellars.

Woodlice feed on plant material and fungi. They also eat decomposing matter such as dead leaves and other organic substances. Woodlice can help break down organic matter in the environment. 

 How many legs does a woodlouse have? 

Woodlouse has 14 legs and a protective outer shell known as an exoskeleton. A woodlouse has to shed its old shell when it gets too big for it and grow a new one. 


 How to get rid of woodlice in the house?

Woodlice are small insects that can be found in the house and garden. They are primarily nocturnal and feed on decaying plant material such as leaves, bark, mosses and lichens. The most common species of woodlouse is the slater.

To get rid of woodlice in the house, there are a few different options you can try out:

  • – Vacuum your floors regularly to remove their eggs
  • – Put down insecticide on your floors
  • – Use a chemical spray to kill them
  • – Put down sticky traps to catch them
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