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Everything About Pill Bug and How to Eliminate them From your Home or Business

PILL BUG

Armadillidiidae

Woodlouse, Wood Bug, Roly Poly, Potato Bug, Tomato Bug, Sow Bug, Carpenters, Boat Builders, Chisel Bobs, Pishamare, Peaballs, Cheese Logs or Cheesy-Bugs, Woodpigs, Granny Greys, Billy Buttons, Doodle Bugs, Parson Pigs

 

Pillbugs retreat in on themselves and curl into a ball, resembling a tablet this is where they get on of their many names the Pillbug

They are a land-dwelling crustacean, and they are the only land-dwelling crustacean. Pill bugs are not known to spread disease or contaminate food.

APPEARANCE:

Pill bugs are ¾ “ or 19mm in length; they are dark brown or black with oval shaped segmented bodies. They have no wings but do have antennas.

 

DIET:

Pill bugs thrive in areas with lots of moisture and tend to remain hidden under mulch, damp objects, boards, stones flower pots or in an organic garbage. Another hiding place is the grass edge, adjacent sidewalks, and foundations.

 

PREVENTION:

Keep your home and areas around your home clean and dry. Leaves, grass clippings and massive accumulation of mulch remove since they are often attracting harbourages for the Pillbug. Try sealing cracks and openings in the foundation of building, doors and basement windows. Install tight-fitting door sweeps at base of exterior doors

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