Get Rid of Woodlice - PEST UK

Providing pest control services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, London, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Midlands, West Sussex, Wiltshire. Est. 1985.

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Get Rid of Woodlice

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To get rid of woodlice (cheeselogs) from your home or business premises call 0800 026 0308

Woodlice are more a nuisance than a health hazard. Some people don’t like these types of creatures and the bodies can look unsightly. If Woodlice wander into areas that are not humid for them to survive they will often die.

They are related to the crab family and will only survive in humid conditions. This can but not necessarily indicate a damp problem. Cavity walls can be humid but this does not mean there is a damp problem from a structural point of view. Woodlice favour damp conditions and feed off decaying vegetable matter, dead insects, fungi etc. They do not cause structural damage. The infestation always originates from outside, Woodlice wander in usually at night, they are excellent climbers & will often come into houses via the chimney or through cavity walls.

Preparation you must undertake prior to treatment

Insecticides will only work on clean surfaces so the areas that you see the Woodlice as well as under standing furniture and the edges of the rooms need to be vacuumed thoroughly. Woodlice generally come out from behind and under skirting boards, under doors or chimneys.


After treatment do not let domestic animals walk on treated surfaces until dry and if bare skin comes into contact whilst wet then wash. Do not vacuum the carpeted areas that have been treated for at least two weeks or longer if the room(s) are at low temperature or live and/or dead Woodlice are still being seen. As long as the surfaces that have been treated are not washed or vacuumed the insecticide will remain active for up to 3 months. So do not vacuum, wipe or wash treated areas until a week after the infestation has finished (once live or dead Woodlice are no longer seen). If dampness persists then further treatments may be necessary as insecticide treatment may only be a temporary solution. Insecticide treatment will kill woodlice. This does not mean that no more woodlice will be seen after the treatment.

Remove any possible harbourages from the area immediately outside the house, ie piles of logs, paving slabs, vegetation close to the house, loose bricks & other debris. If dampness is a problem heat those area thoroughly or use a de humidifier. Meshing over air bricks with a fine mesh will prevent them accessing the house this way.

How our treatment works

Our technician will apply a residual insecticide to the infested and surrounding areas with an insecticide.

Products we use

The technician will state which insecticide has been used on the report they give you after they have completed the treatment. Click each product to access its safety data sheet. All insecticides are biodegradable, almost odourless, non-tainting and don’t corrode or stain.