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Pill Bugs

Do They Cause Damage?

They do not cause any structural damage, but may be found feeding in rotted wood. 

Do I Have An Infestation?

These bugs are considered occasional invaders and rarely infest in large numbers. They are usually limited to areas with high moisture levels such as basements and crawl spaces. They feed on decaying, plant based, organic material and are mostly nocturnal. During the day they can be found under rocks, flowerpots, grass clippings, leaf litter, mulch etc.

What Can Masters Touch Do?

Applications of residual insecticides around the exterior perimeter and foundation can help reduce the number that enter the structure. Specialized, micro-encapsulated products are especially effective.

How Can You Help?

Reducing/removing moisture sources in and around the structure can help make it less attractive. Removal of harborage and food sources such as grass clippings, rotting wood, leaf litter and other decaying vegetation are also important.

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