Sow bugs Extermination

sow bug exterminationSow bugs are land crustaceans. A Sowbug looks very similar to a pill bug, at first glance. Sow bugs are small crustaceans with oval bodies when viewed from above. Their backs are made up of a number of overlapping articulating plates. They have 7 pairs of legs, and antennae, which reach about half their body length. Most are slate gray in color, and may reach about 15 mm long and 8 mm wide.

Sow bugs have gills, hence they need constant moisture. They tend to live in moister northwest climates. They are primarily nocturnal, and eat decaying leaf litter and vegetable matter. They may also feed on the tips of young plants, so can be considered pests, but they also help the environment by breaking up decaying plant matter and help speed up the recycling of the nutrients they contain.