Slaters or woodlice are multi-legged garden creatures that usually live in leaf litter but sometimes wander indoors.
Identify the problem
Slaters or woodlice are flattened, segmented, shield like creatures with many legs. They usually scavenge on rotting wood and vegetation and live in the garden. However, in high numbers and when they grow too large for the cracks and crevices where they hide, they can move indoors in search of new homes.
To get rid of slaters / woodlice:
- Kiwicare LawnPro Protect or LawnPro Lawnguard can be sprinkled on soil and gravel areas where slaters are found. It should be watered in well with a sprinkler or good shower of rain.
- To stop slaters moving indoors apply a barrier of LawnPro Protect, LawnPro Lawnguard or PLANThealth Insect Hit Granules in a ring around the building and spray around the base of walls, around vents, doorways and windows with NO Bugs Super.
Did You Know
- Slaters are members of the family Porcellionidae. The common slater or woodlose found in New Zealand gardens and back yards is Porcellio scaber.