Sow Bug & Pill Bug Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Sow Bugs & Pill Bugs

What are sow bug and pill bugs?

Pill bugs and sow bugs, known commonly as roly-polies, are never more than ¾ of an inch in length, and their bodies are oval with a hollow underside. Overlapping plates giving it its armored look covers the head and the body. Sow bugs have seven pairs of legs. The pill bug can roll itself into a ball and is often called a roly-poly in some areas. If you have noticed an increase in pill bugs or sow bugs on your property, you can count on the team at High Country Pest Control to help remove your infestation. Contact us today to get a free quote and to learn how we can help keep your home or business safe from pests in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas.

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What impact do sow bugs and pill bugs have?

Sow bugs and pill bugs may invade homes during times of drought or excessive moisture. Their presence is not only unsightly, but they are also a nuisance when found in large numbers. In Colorado, they seem to infest basements and crawl spaces regularly. The good news is that there are home pest control options for these creepy crawlies.

Where will I find sow bugs and pill bugs?

Large infestations of sow bugs and pill bugs may be found in:

  • Basements
  • Gardens
  • Potted plants 
  • Mulch
  • Other organic areas

How do I get rid of sow bugs and pill bugs?

A professional pest control treatment is the best way to reduce sow bugs and pill bugs in a given area. High Country Pest Control in Colorado Springs offers a professional treatment for the reduction of sow bugs and pill bugs. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to address your problem with sow bugs, pill bugs, and other types of pests. Don’t waste valuable time, money, and energy on over-the-counter remedies or unprofessional service. Call High Country Pest Control for reliable pest control service and a free phone quote today!

How can I prevent sow bugs and pill bugs in the future?

Clutter around the home should be removed. Fallen leaves, grass clippings, mulch, boards, and other materials should be cleaned up. For long term pest control results, basements and crawl spaces should be well ventilated. Cracks and crevices should also be sealed to prevent infestations. A professional perimeter treatment around the home will reduce sow bug and pill bug populations.

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