SoCal Sowbug Prevention
Have you spotted sowbugs in your Orange County home lately? If their already indoors, it could mean their numbers are growing rapidly out in your yard. Get the facts on sowbugs and learn the best methods of control from Preferred Pest Control!
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Did you know that sowbugs are not bugs but are in fact land-living crustaceans? It’s true. These little guys are flat, round, have 7 pairs of legs, and 2 pairs of antennae. They are dark gray in color, have segmented bodies, and grow up to 1/2 inch in size. Sowbugs are often confused with pillbugs, or “roly-polies”, but unlike pillbugs, the sowbug cannot roll itself into a ball.
Sowbugs enjoy dark and damp areas and eat decaying debris and plant material but they do not cause any real significant damage to plants. You can often find them outside hiding under mulch, rocks, flowerpots, and adjoining sidewalks. Indoors they will most likely be found in garages and basements if you have one. Don’t stress too much about sowbugs invading your home as that environment proves too drying for the sowbug and they typically die off quickly as the sowbug is unable to hold water within their bodies.
Sowbugs Prevention and Control
DIY methods of control can drastically reduce sowbug population in your yard or home. First of all, the easiest thing to do is eliminate sowbug hiding spaces. Start by clearing rocks, wood, boxes, or dead leaves and grass from your yard as this is where most sowbugs live. Next, keep flowerbed mulch at least 6 inches away from the foundation and trim trees that provide excessive shade, causing dampness, near your foundation as well.
Sowbugs enter homes usually through doors and windows so check all possible entry points and seal all cracks and crevices and remember to inspect screen doors for possible damage. Since sowbugs seek moisture, waterproofing areas of the home and introducing dehumidifiers is a good way to minimize moisture and can help keep sowbugs away.
At Preferred Pest Control, we offer treatment plans that specialize in sowbug control. Our pest control specialists inspect your property and focus on sowbug habitat elimination by removing all debris and sowbug hiding spaces and locating all sowbug points of entry into the home and repairing any damage found. We will educate you on the best tactics for sowbug prevention and implement moisture control methods to prevent further sowbugs from seeking shelter in your property. If you have an unusual sowbug population growing on your property, call Preferred Pest Control and let our professional pest exterminators get rid of them once and for all!
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- Controlling Sowbugs
An inspection by our licensed Preferred Pest Control professional is required before any treatments can be performed.
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We offer our Sowbug Control and Contracting Services throughout many Southern California Counties and Cities:
- Orange County
- Fountain Valley
- Garden Grove
- Huntington Beach
- Newport Beach
- Sunset Beach
- Costa Mesa
- Seal Beach
- And more…
Did you know that Preferred Pest Control offers monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly Sowbug 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.
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We offer many exterminator, Sowbug removal, and pest control services to the Orange County area and our Sowbug specialists are fully trained to rid you of any future rodent problem you may be having.
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