Potter, Extension Entomologist University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Sowbugs and pillbugs are similar-looking pests which are more closely akin to shrimp and crayfish than to insects. They are the only crustaceans that have adapted to living their entire life on land. Sowbugs and pillbugs live in moist environments outdoors but occasionally end up in buildings. Although they sometimes enter in large numbers, they do not bite, sting, or transmit diseases, nor do they infest food, clothing or wood.
Porcellio laevis and P. Despite their name, sowbugs, sometimes called a woodlouse, are not really bugs. They are land-living crustaceans.
Another crustacean, the pillbugresembles the sowbug. Sowbugs cannot roll up when they are disturbed like pillbugs do. Sowbugs have two appendages that look like tails. Pillbugs do not have the appendages.
How Did I Get Sowbugs? Sowbugs feed on organic material and thrive in moist habitats, usually coming into homes through ground-level doors and windows. The pests may also make their way into garages or damp basements through structural cracks in homes. Mulch, leaves, and other plants attract sowbugs to yards and houses and many times homeowners will find the pests in the mulch around foundations, bushes, and in the gardens where they feed upon decomposing organic matter found in their habitat.
Since many areas in a home are too dry, the pests usually die after they come indoors. How Serious Are Sowbugs? Besides living in the soil of houseplants, these pests cause little damage and do not cause harm indoors.
In general, sowbugs are simply a nuisance, as they do not bite or sting and are harmless to humans. Their presence inside usually indicates a large population outside. What You Can Do The best way to prevent sowbugs is eliminating their hiding places, if there are no damp environments to live in, they will leave or die.
There are several things that homeowners can do to help prevent the pests: Stack firewood off of the ground and move it away from the house. Move logs, boards, and stones that sowbugs could use as hiding places. Move piles of dead leaves and grass clippings. Check downspouts to be sure they drain away from the foundation.
Pull mulch in flowerbeds away from the foundation.
Create a zone next to the home that is free of mulch and leaves. The zone should be 15 to 30 cm wide. This will discourage sowbugs and other pests from nesting.Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.
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words. Pillbugs, also known as sowbugs, or woodlice, are familiar backyard creepy crawlies to most of us. classified as terrestrial Isopods, and belong to the Class Crustacea.
Familiar crustaceans include lobsters, crabs, shrimp, and daphnia (water fleas). Sowbugs feed on organic material and thrive in moist habitats, usually coming into homes through ground-level doors and windows. The pests may also make their way into garages or damp basements through structural cracks in homes.
Sow Bugs and Pill Bugs. By Susan Jones Pill bugs and Sow Bugs of the Order Arthropoda (arthropod means segmented body and jointed appendages), Class Crustacea, Order Isopoda (isos meaning equal and podes meaning feet), and have a hard armored exoskeleton and jointed limbs.
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