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Pill Bugs

What are Pill Bugs and Why do I Have Them?

Pill bugs, or “roly-polies”, are attracted to moisture because, as land-dwelling crustaceans, they need it to survive. If they are inside your house, it is likely that they came in through a crack or beneath a door.

Sometimes pill bugs can be found in the basement if it is damp and dark, but otherwise, they prefer to be outside.

Will Pill Bugs Damage My Home?

Pill bugs are not a threat to the structure of your home, they are more of a nuisance pest. However, on the exterior of your home, pill bugs might ruin the aesthetic of your flower bed.

Pill bugs like to live in gardens, beneath flower beds, or under flowerpots and trashcans, and they feed on decaying plants. They may also damage plants with lots of life still in them.

Do I Need Professional Pest Control?

In our opinion, professional pest control is not needed for pill bugs, as they do not bite or sting, and they aren’t known to carry any harmful diseases. Once inside, pill bugs generally won’t live long, because they will be deprived of the moisture that they need to survive. While they are inside, they don’t cause damage nor do they reproduce indoors.

The main reason for professional pest control would be if you wish for the pill bugs to die sooner, as our treatment cannot prevent them from showing up, it can only kill them faster once they do. Pill bugs can survive outdoors so an exterior treatment is helpful if you’d like to decrease the number of pill bugs around the exterior of your home.

Aside from this, the only thing to consider would be the access points pill bugs are using to gain entry to your house. If pill bugs can get inside, so can other pests. Treatment for pill bugs will help to protect against insects such as ants and spiders.

Call Bugman today at 604-854-2847 if you’d like a pill treatment for your home or office!