How best to deal with pill bug infestation?
I already spent several hours reviewing information on these bugs on this site. There's a lot of conflicting information and much good practical information. From what I gathered, beer is my best solution.
Make no mistake, I have more than the customary amount! I think they exploded in population when I began composting in 2011 through the drought. I also worked with fallen tree limbs adding to the soil and in the h-kulture bed. I'm not freaked, but they are too many in number. I just check my butterfly weed spot, for instance. There are, at least, 200 pill bugs in just a 2" square area where I planted that seed.
Do I wait until spring to reduce their population? For now, they're working that soil and it's a good thing, right?
I am wanting to dump a bunch of wood chips in my garden areas. Is this a bad idea considering?
Sometimes they eat my plants, sometimes they don't