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Are Pill Bugs Really a Pest?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The answer to this question depends on where your pill bugs, also called sow bugs or roly-polies, are and what they’re doing. If they are a pest, pest control methods can be used to reduce or eliminate them.

Pill bugs mostly live outdoors, preferring moist environments that give them the resources they need, namely water, food, and protection. Pill bugs are crustaceans, like lobsters and crabs, and need a high level of humidity to survive. They primarily consume decaying vegetable matter, so their favorite hiding places are under decaying leaves and vegetable matter in your yard. However, they regularly roam in search of new environments, so it’s possible for them to enter your home.

Most of the time, if pill bugs enter your home, they will die for lack of adequate water supply. However, if you have damp boards and mildewy areas around leaky windows or roof, a colony may develop. If this happens, you have two problems: the pill bugs that can be a nuisance and the leak causing damaged, rotting wood. We can certainly help you get rid of the pill bugs as well as point out the area where they have taken up residence.

In the garden, pill bugs are rarely a problem, though sometimes they are known to attack very tender seedlings and rootlets. They are easily controlled, however, with either diatomaceous earth or black plastic mulch around plants.

For help with any type of pest in the Denver area, from Evergreen to Castle Rock, including pill bugs, please contact Animal Pest Control Specialist today.

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