Sow Bugs

Commonly mistaken as pill bugs, sow bugs are as harmless as pill bugs. However, their presence can be a bit odd especially when you start noticing that their population is getting bigger.

Learn more about sow bugs and how you can deal with these pests as soon as an infestation occurs with the articles below.

Inspecting a Sow Bug Infestation

Pill bug and sow bugs are not bugs at all. They are a kind of woodlice, which are known as isopod crustaceans. However, pill bugs and sow bugs are not the same. Learn more about this topic here.

Treatments for Sow Bug Infestation

Pillbugs and sowbugs feed mainly on rotting organic matter. They don’t bite, sting, spread diseases, or infest clothing, wood, or food. Sow bugs can’t roll up into a ball as pill bugs can. They have two tail-like appendages that pill bugs don’t have. Continue reading here.

Sow Bug Pest Control

Sow bugs are gray in colour, oval-shaped and about 1/2 to 3/4 inches in length. They live in dark and damp areas such as under logs, wood chips, mulch, rocks, crawl spaces, and damp basements. Get to know more about sow bug pest control here.

Life Cycle of Sow Bugs

Sow bugs and pill bugs of the order isopoda have jointed limbs and a tough armoured exoskeleton. Both are nocturnal and have 7 pairs of legs. Get to know more about their life cycle here.

Sow Bug Identification

Sowbugs and pillbugs are small pests that survive better outdoors, especially when they find a damp area where they can live and hide like underwood and rocks on the ground. Continue reading here.

How to Keep Sow Bugs Away

Sowbugs and pillbugs are usually found in landscaped areas and home gardens all over the country. Also called roly polies, they feed mainly on organic matter and decaying plants that make them crucial in the natural process of decomposition. Read more here.

Food Sources of Sow Bugs

Just so you know, sow bugs are not really bugs as what their name implies. The truth is that sow bug belongs to the family of woodlice, a type of isopod crustacean. Learn more about the food sources of sow bugs here.