Slaters are also known as Woodlice, Sowbugs and Pill bugs’. They are crustaceans and are related to crabs, lobsters and prawns. They need damp conditions and will die if exposed to open and dry situations. Because of this, they tend to be active at night when the risk of dehydration is low. Slaters are introduced from other parts of the world. Large populations can damage new seedlings and ripe fruit. They are often found in concrete cracks abutting external walls in moist areas. Slaters are covered under both Pest Packages.