Bugs Pill Bugs

Description: Pill Bugs are crustaceans with a rigid, segmented, long exoskeleton and jointed limbs. Pill Bugs are dark gray, ¼-5/8 inches long. Pill Bugs are able to roll up into a ball when alarmed.

Biology: Female Pill bugs carry their eggs in a brood pouch or marsupium where the young hatch in about 45 days. There are 24-28 eggs in each brood and one to three broods produced each year. Adults live about 2 years.

Habits: They usually are found in moist areas where they feed on organic matter. They are commonly found outdoors under stones, boards, and piles of plant material. They invade basements, crawlspaces and sometimes other parts of structures that have higher-than-normal moisture. They cause no damage but are considered a nuisance. Unless disturbed, they are usually active at night.

Andrew IsraelsenPILL BUGS