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Slaters/Wood Lice
I have an infestation of slaters/ wood lice in the vege garden. This year I have been using pea straw mulch which keeps everythign nice and moist - and they just love it! My strawberries get nibbled before I get the chance! What ideas for organic remedies?

General garden hygiene is very important in preventing large infestations. Slaters love dark, damp places, e.g. under pot plants and wood. All over ripe and/or diseased fruit should be removed. Strawberrries should be planted slightly raised to keep surplus moisture away and in full sun. Traps can be used, e.g. cut large potato tubers in half, sccop out the halves, place near crop, check regularly and remove when full of slaters.





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