There are zillions of these bugs in our yard under bricks and stones and also next to concrete walls and the sidewalk. Can you help us identify them and control them? Any help would be very much appreciated. The bug is about 1/4" long with between 10 and 20 legs. We are in Pittsburgh, PA in the US. Here are links to two pictures:
:) Hi Everyone,
:) There are zillions of these bugs in our yard under bricks and stones and
also next to concrete walls and the sidewalk.
:) Can you help us identify them and control them? Any help would be very much
appreciated. The bug is about 1/4" long
:) with between 10 and 20 legs. We are in Pittsburgh, PA in the US. Here are
links to two pictures:
Sow bugs and probably have a lot of pill bugs too. When I get calls
like your description in the average yard it is usually traced back to a
build up grass clippings along with too much moisture. Another scenario
could be if your property is surrounded by "woods" and you have been hit
with day after day of excessive heat, they may be migrating to find more
moist areas. If they are traced back to specific areas you can treat the
area with any general insecticide, but that will only stop them there,
chances are there are numerous locations that would have to be
found...if it is the case of them migrating from outside the yard
treating for them would not be practical. Anything you used would only
be effective for a short period of time and chances are by the time you
reapplied several weeks in a row the conditions that caused them would
be over and they will of taken care of themselves on their own anyway. A
treatment around the foundation and entry ways to the home along with
making sure you have good weather stripping on the doors may reduce them
being found inside.
Are people in Pittsburgh really that dumb?
If the critter has between 10 and 20 legs, it most certainly isn't a "bug".
Insects always have six legs. No more, no less.
Run for the hills, its a crustacean!!!
Its commonly incorrectly called a "sow bug" or a "pill bug", probably by someone from Pittsburgh.
Well Biff and Muffin, killing everything that moves is best left to the
government, after all the only thing they seem very good at is
Is this your first venture below the fifth floor of your condo?
Life as we know it is not yet extinct on this planet, you can help keep
it that way.
As for controlling them good luck, they won't sit, stay ,come, or heel
when ordered about. And they won't harm you any either.
On Fri, 05 Aug 2005 14:44:54 GMT, "Cereus-validus......."
Hey why aren't you in AZ?
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