- Latin Name: Armadillidium vulgare
- Length: 18 mm
- Color:grayish brown
How to get rid of Pill bugs?
To get a pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step. Pill bugs These arthropods commonly feed on decaying vegetation and are found under logs, garbage pails, or any other place where moisture can be found. Moisture is essential to pill bugs due to their breathing organs, which are like gills. Pill bugs, although often thriving in damp areas, have often been known to live in dry beds. Pill bugs’ defensive posture is curling up into a ball.
Pill Bug Pest Control
Armadillidiidae is a family of woodlice, a terrestrial crustacean group in the order Isopoda. Unlike members of the family Porcellionidae, members of this family can roll into a ball, giving them their common name of “pill bug”, or the more recent and increasingly popular term, “roly-poly”, which has been used regionally as early as 1968. Uncited references also date the use of the term in Texas as early as 1925.