My apple trees are infested with woodlice and despite what everyone says, woodlice love apples and are systematically destroying my crop. Any ideas how to control them?
Thanks for the answers
Woodlice are eating the apples and doing so without any help making holes in the skin. They attack the top of the apple and it seems that they are able to squeeze into the small gap between apple and tree, or two apples close together and this gives them the purchase to make a hole, after which they all pile in and destroy the apple.
I have now wrapped the trunk of the tree with a strip of polythene sealed top and bottom with Gaffa tape - hopefully this will stop them climbing the tree as it will be difficult to grip!
- 5 Aug, 2012