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Pest Facts: Pillbugs

Description
This pest is the only crustacean that has become completely adapted to spending its life on land. Pillbugs have oval bodies and seven pairs of legs. They are easily recognized by their back, which is made up of seven hard individual plates. Pillbugs are sometimes referred to as rollie-pollies.

Pill BugPest Facts

  • Color:  Gray
  • Legs:  Fourteen
  • Shape:  Oval; round when rolled up
  • Size:  3/4 inches
  • Antennae:  Yes
  • Flying:  No
  • Region:  All 50 states

Habits
Pillbugs eat decaying vegetable material and are most active at night. They are known for their ability to roll into a ball.

Habitat
Pillbugs live in moist locations. They are found under damp objects or under vegetable debris.

Threats
Pillbugs do not spread diseases or invade food products. However, the pillbug is often considered a pest when it gains entry into a home.

Prevention
Pillbugs can be avoided by eliminating food sources such as vegetable or plant debris. If pillbugs enter a structure, they will often dry out and die.

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Contact Us

San Antonio
  • Phone:
    (210) 591-1327
  • Fax:
    (210) 734-0218
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control                    
    5808 W IH 10
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time
Austin
  • Phone: 
    (512) 549-4099
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
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