paperclip large gray sowbug
Return To Pest Selection

Pill bugs

Are pill bugs and sow bugs the same pest?

No, pill bugs and sow bugs are not the same pest. Pill bugs have the ability to roll up into a ball, sow bugs do not.

What do pill bugs look like?

Pill bugs can be gray, dark brown or black in color and adults can grow to be ¾th of an inch in length. When fully extended, they are oval in shape with seven hard individual plates located on their back. When they feel threatened they can roll themselves into a ball.

What attracts pill bugs?

Pill bugs are attracted to areas of moisture. They can be found living under damp objects, like newspapers, boxes, potted plants, garbage piles, or under decaying vegetation. Pill bugs are most active at night; they remain inactive during the day to conserve moisture.

Are pill bugs dangerous to people or property?

No, pill bugs are not considered to be dangerous to people or property. They are considered to be nuisance pests only. Outside they can sometimes damage the roots of young plants.

Does Allgood’s home pest control services target pill bugs?

Yes, Allgood's home pest control services will target and eliminate any pill bugs that enter into your home. With our customized year-round pest control services in place, you can be sure that pill bugs and other nuisance pests will be controlled in your home. If you are experiencing problems with pill bugs, contact the professionals at Allgood Pest Solutions today.