Pill bugs and sow bugs are oval crustaceans. They are humpbacked. They appear to be covered with segmented armor and have seven pairs of similar legs. Pill bugs are able to roll up into a ball when alarmed. They also lack the tail-life appendages that characterize sow bugs
Size: 1/4 to 5/8 of an inch long
Color: Dark gray
Activity/Behavior: Both bugs are only active at night. They eat organic matter. They cause no damage to structures, but are considered a nuisance anyway.
Where They Live: Pill bugs and sow bugs can be found in moist situations or around organic matter (food) that they eat. Outside, they can be found under stones, boards, and piles of plant matter. Inside, they invade basements, crawlspaces, and places of unusually high moisture.
Tips for Control: People are encouraged to keep their basements, crawl spaces, and entrances to other moist places sealed, as well as access to organic matter that these bugs can feed on.
How Suburban Exterminating Can Help: Control of pill bugs and sow bugs takes persistence and experience. Simply removing these bugs from their moisture source will kill them, but a lot of the time, they can’t be found. A trained pest control professional can help you find and get rid of these pill bugs and sow bugs.
Suburban Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA. Our technicians are registered and licensed with NY State. Our technicians participate in a continuing education program.
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