21st November 2019


Are pill bugs harmful to humans?

No, pill bugs are not considered to be dangerous to people or property. They are nuisance pests only. Pill bugs and sow bugs are scavengers, preferring to feed on decaying organic matter such as leaves and logs. Outside, they can sometimes damage the roots of young plants.

In this way, where can we find pill bugs?

Pill bugs are commonly found in damp environments like compost, piles of leaves or under logs. They are crustaceans but can spend their entire lives on land, unlike lobsters, crabs, shrimp and other members of the crustacean family.

What kind of environment do pill bugs like?

Most crustaceans live in water but pill bugs live on land. Pill bugs breathe through gill-like structures and must live in moist places. They are usually found underneath things that provide darkness and moisture, such as rocks, piles of decaying leaves, and tree bark.

Do pill bugs bite humans?

It has relatively long fangs, which it needs to penetrate the plates on the sow bugs and pill bugs. It can bite humans if handled and the bite is relatively painful, but it is not dangerous.
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