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Woodlice are grey or brown creatures with armour-type bodies. They are 4-17mm long, with a slate-like body and segmented antennae
Depending on what species of Order Isopoda, females could have as little as 5 or as many as 200 young. The female carries the eggs in a brood pouch close to her abdomen. It might from 40 - 90 days for the young to reach maturity, and then as an adult could up to another 2 years before they are capable of breeding.
Found in damp areas in soil and around buildings, they are a closer relation to prawns and crabs than insects. Woodlice are more of a nuisance pest than anything else. Harmless to man, pest control treatment is not necessary unless overbearing.
Woodlice are nocturnal so you may only see them at night. Under floorboards within the walls of your home in damp areas is where they are most likely to be. In gardens, they can be found under leaves, rocks or pieces of wood, and bark.
Found in damp areas in soil and around buildings, they are a closer relation to prawns and crabs than insects. Woodlice are more of a...
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