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Sowbugs

also known as pillbugs, roly polies and woodlice

An identification:

Pillbugs, also known as Sowbugs, or Woodlice, are isopod crustaceans more closely related to crayfish than other arthropods which share their terrestrial habitat. They are often found under logs, or in leaf litter, but after rains they are sometimes found foraging for fungi and decaying items on surfaces of vegetation. The thorax of these animals bears seven pairs of legs and there are short antennae on the head.

Sowbug Traps
1 small plastic container with lid
2 Tbsp. cornmeal

Cut a small hole at the base of the container, large enough and close enough to the bottom to allow sowbugs to climb in. Place cornmeal in container. Place container into area infested with sowbugs. After feeding on the cornmeal, the bugs will drink and then expire.

Replace cornmeal frequently.



 

 

 

Sowbugs can maintain a terrestrial habitat.

 

 


 

 
 
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