The population of spiders was strongly affected by trash burning followed by sow bugs
, ants and lady bird beetles.
Since amphipods, springtails, and sow bugs
all require moisture, the best way to prevent an infestation is to eliminate unnecessarily damp areas.
* Sow bugs
and pill bugs eat little hollows in the sides of the fruit.
These trunks provide shelter and nesting sites to staghorn beetles, sow bugs
, shrews, snakes, salamanders and a host of other small creatures.
Compensable losses include natural calamities such as typhoon, flood, drought, earthquake, volcanic eruption, frost, and other destructive natural phenomena such as heat and hot wind; plant diseases caused by pathogens, bacteria, fungi, viruses, virus-like pathogens and other similar foreign bodies; pest infestations caused by nematodes, insects, mites and spiders, millipedes and centipedes, symphylans, slugs and snails, sow bugs
and pillbugs, parasitic higher plants, and other parasites; and loss of life and/or injury to the qualified ARB due to accident or to any of the aforementioned causes.
Beetle species number over a hundred different kinds, nematodes, fungi, bacteria (over 4 billion inhabit a spoonful of soil), sow bugs
, millipedes, centipedes, earwigs and more kinds of true bugs than you care to imagine populate your yard.
I started to introduce earwigs, sow bugs
, and chickweed into their diet.
(The worst that can be said of some mulches--especially coarse-textured ones--is that they also encourage sow bugs
and snails that like to hide in them.) To conserve water, mulch in late spring, once soil is warm.