Pill Bugs (aka Sow Bugs & Roly Polies)
The diet of pill bugs is largely made up of decaying or decomposed plant matter such as leaves and wood fibers. Pill bugs will also eat living plants, especially in wet conditions. Pill bugs are known to eat many kinds of crops especially in areas prone to heavy rain and flooding. Pill bugs aren't the cleanest insect, besides their appetite for decaying plant matter some species also feed on decaying animal flesh and feces. Pill bugs belong to the family of woodlice and are called roly polies because of their ability to roll up into a defensive ball to protect themselves.
Pill bugs are occasional home invaders. If a pill bug has invaded a damp basement their may be a large number present inside the house. Pill bugs seek high moisture conditions, reduce moisture with a dehumidifier and also clean any excess vegetation and debris from around the home it will help control the pill bugs. Professional insect repellents can also help make the areas such as damp basements uninhabitable to pill bugs.
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