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What are Sowbugs?

Sowbugs are linked to pillbugs and are a species of crustacean that lives on land. They have an oval body that is segmented and can grow to a length of between half an inch and three-quarters of an inch. Sowbugs have two tiny appendages resembling tails at their rear.

Sowbugs are scavengers that consume a variety of decomposing plants. They thrive in regions where there is an abundance of extra moisture, such as gardens and the soil surrounding the foundations of homes and other structures.



Do you have Sowbugs in your home or you are not sure? We can handle the identification and get you a solution to your problem quickly.

Sowbugs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are sowbugs dangerous?

Similar to the pillbug, the most prevalent harm posed by sowbug populations is the destruction of young plants. Sowbugs offer no serious danger to humans.

They neither bite nor transmit disease. They also do not cause structural damage to buildings.

Even though they are harmless, sowbugs should not be let in homes; they are a nuisance and do not belong inside.

Why do I have a sowbug problem?

Sowbugs are a nuisance on properties that contain moist regions where they can thrive.

Sowbugs seek damp habitats like as blocked gutters, leaking pipes, low-lying locations, moist soil, and overwatered gardens.

Where will I find sowbugs?

Sowbugs are nocturnal and spend their days hidden in dark, damp areas such as gardens and under leaf heaps, compost, stones, rubbish, or recycling bins.

Emerging at night to search for food, they typically find their way indoors through foundation breaches and under basement doors.

When the weather is excessively hot and dry, sowbugs will also move indoors. Sowbugs will travel to moist locations due to their high moisture requirements.

If you locate many sowbugs inside your home, it is highly likely that there are many more sowbugs in the area surrounding your home.

How do I get rid of sowbugs?

When it comes to getting rid of sowbugs in your house or place of business, 24H Pest Pros is your best choice.

Our response times are lightning-fast, and you can rest easy knowing that your pest problems will be resolved and won't occur again thanks to us.

To rid your properties of sowbugs, the experienced pest control technicians we employ offer services of the highest quality, and they make use of the newest and most advanced pest control treatments available.

Find out why your friends and neighbors have chosen 24H Pest Pros for all of their pest control requirements. Give us a call today!

How can I prevent sowbugs in the future?

Prevent problems with sowbugs by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Make a wall between any mulch or soil and the foundation of your home. You can keep wet soil and mulch from touching the outside of your house by using crushed rock.
  • Keep gutters clean so they can do their job and keep water away from your home's foundation.
  • Cut back thick bushes around the outside of your house so that the sun can dry out the soil there.
  • Put trash cans, recycling bins, and compost bins up off the ground and away from the outside of your house.
  • Fill in any holes in your home's foundation.
  • Close up any holes that have formed under exterior doors.
  • If your house has a basement, you can keep it dry and make it less appealing to sowbugs by using a dehumidifier.
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