Remove Pesky Sowbugs and Pillbugs from Your Home

Description

Sowbugs are the only crustacean that has become completely adapted to spending its life on land.

Sowbugs have oval bodies and seven pairs of legs. They are easily recognized by their back, which is made up of seven hard individual plates. Sowbugs or pillbugs are sometimes referred to as “rollie-pollies.”

Colour: Dark brown to black

Legs: Fourteen

Shape: Oval, round when rolled up

Size: ¾ inch

Antennae: Yes

Flying: No

Habits

Sowbugs or pillbugs eat decaying vegetable material and are most active at night. They are known for their ability to roll into a ball.

Habitat

Pillbugs live in moist locations. They are found under damp objects or under vegetable debris.

Threats

Pillbugs do not spread diseases or invade food products. However, the pillbug is often considered a pest when it gains entry into a home.

Prevention

Pillbugs can be avoided by eliminating food sources such as vegetable or plant debris. If pillbugs enter a structure, they will often dry out and die.

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