Sow Bug Prevention and Management - Orange County Pest Control

Sow Bug Prevention and Management

  • Sow Bug Prevention and Management


    Facts about Sow Bugs:

    Although the word ‘bug’ is in their name, sow bugs (also referred to as woodlouse), are not really bugs at all and are in fact land-living crustaceans! They belong to arthropod group, which are invertebrate animals who have exoskeletons and jointed appendages.

    Sow bugs are tiny creatures who are about 1cm in length, have 7 pairs of legs, and have 2 pairs of antennae. Another bug that resembles the sow bug and is often mistaken for one is the pill bug. The pill bug has the ability to roll up into a ball when it is disturbed (unlike the sow bug) and the sow bug has appendages that resembles tails and the pill bug does not.

    Sow bugs live in dark, damp spaces such as under rocks and flowerbeds outdoors and are primarily active during the night. Since sow bugs thrive in humid environments, they can be found in basements or garages but most times the indoor environment is too dry for them and they quickly die.

    Sow bugs eat plants other organic debris which is why they are commonly found around them.


    Preventing Sow Bugs:

    The best way to prevent sow bugs is to get rid of any potential hiding places in and around your home. By moving rocks, cleaning up dead leaves, trimming trees and bushes, and keeping a small distance between your home and any mulch or leaves can greatly reduce any livable area for sow bugs.

    Sow bugs enter the home through windows and sliding doors so be sure to close all exterior doors securely. Dehumidifiers and waterproofing areas within the home can also help decrease the dampness that sow bugs are attracted to.

    The professionals at Preferred Pest Control offer specialized treatment plans, with both chemical and non-chemical techniques, when it comes to dealing with sow bugs. We inspect the area, determine how sow bugs are entering the home, and reduce their outside habitat to prevent sow bugs from entering the home. Sometimes chemical control is needed, but often times creating drier conditions inside a home suffices in greatly reducing the number of a sow bug infestation.

    Call today For a Sow Bug Removal Quote: (714) 486-2637

    Sow Bug Management:

    • Inspection
    • Prevention
    • Controlling Sow Bugs
    • Insecticides

    An inspection by our licensed Preferred Pest Control professional is required before any treatments can be performed.

    Call today For a Sow Bug Removal Quote:

    (714) 486-2637

    Preferred General Contracting & Exterminating – Orange County, California

    17150 Newhope #904 Fountain Valley, CA 92708 • Phone: (714) 486-2637 • Fax: (714) 274-9867 • Email:

    We offer our Sow Bug Control and Contracting Services throughout many Southern California Counties and Cities:

    • Orange County Sow Bug Removal
    • Anaheim Sow Bug Removal
    • Westminster Sow Bug Removal
    • Fountain Valley Sow Bug Removal
    • Irvine Sow Bug Removal
    • Cypress Sow Bug Removal
    • Garden Grove Sow Bug Removal
    • Fullerton Sow Bug Removal
    • Huntington Beach Sow Bug Removal

    Did you know that Preferred Pest Control offers monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly Sow Bug Services tailored to your needs? It’s true! We also give two hour windows on our pest control services so you don’t have to spend your day waiting around for the entire day.

    We are in service for you! Give us a call today @ (714) 486-2637

    We offer many exterminator, Sow Bug Removal, and pest control services to the Orange County area and our Sow Bug specialists are fully trained to rid you of any future rodent problem you may be having.

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