Need assistance? Call 800.996.4402 Client Login

Our strong industry reputation is based on
our personal attention and proven results.

Pillbugs

Armadillilium vulgare

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.

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.

  • Color: Dark brown to black
  • Legs: 14
  • Shape: Oval; round when rolled up
  • Size: 3/4"
  • Antennae: True
  • Region:

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.

RK Environmental Services LLC • 768 Carver Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675 • info@rkenvironmental.com • 800-996-4402


SOCIAL

There are no icons to display.

ASSOCIATIONS