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Pillbugs

Pillbugs

WHAT ARE PILLBUGS?

Pillbugs are those little crustaceans that like to invade the damp corners of our homes.  They are also known as roly-pollies. They feed off of vegetation, piles of trash and even animal feces, and when their senses warn them, they roll themselves up in a tight ball (as if we won't still see them). As fascinating as those tiny bugs are, we don't want to see them in our homes.

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WHAT ARE SIGNS OF PILLBUGS?

Seeing large numbers of pill bugs in the home are telltale signs that there is too much moisture in the house and too much assessable food, fortunately a roly-polly infestation is one of the easiest problems to naturally fix.

HOW TO GET RID OF PILLBUGS?

  • Moisture control: Pill bugs thrive in moist areas, particularly in places such as basements, bathrooms, attics, sheds and other areas of the home vulnerable to dampness. Control the moisture by fixing leaks and using a dehumidifier.
  • Cut off access: These bugs enter the home through any tiny crevices and cracks that they find. Determine their point of entry then patch any holes that are visible.
  • Get rid of their food source: Keep your trash in a tightly lidded can, clean up after your animals often and clean your areas of food scraps and piles of wood.
  • Scram them: Scram Crawling Insect Killer is the perfect option to eradicate your infestation of pill bugs. It is a natural insecticide that is safe to handle and use yet effective at killing pests. All you have to do is spread a tiny amount in and around their entry points and within 48 hours, the bugs will be dead without posing any harm to your health like the conventional insecticides can do.

Pill bugs aren't as destructive as other pests tend to be, but they are still a nuisance. Once you have determine their access points, control the moisture and kill the ones already in your home, they should be gone for good.

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