Identification

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 RolyPoly in some areas.

Detection

Large infestations may be found in basements or in organic areas such as gardens, potted plants, and mulch.

Impact

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 crawls spaces regularly. The good news is that there are pest control options for these creepy crawlies.

Prevention

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.

Solution

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!