Pillbug

Category: Miscellaneous

Scientific Name: Armadillilium vulgare

Identification:

Color: Black or dark brown in color

Size: 3/4 of an inch

Region: Found throughout the United States

Important Considerations:

  • Pillbugs mostly eat decaying plant material.
  • They can feed on and cause damage to young plants occasionally.
  • They are the only crustacean to adapt to living completely on land.

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Pillbugs must have a food source and moisture to survive. Because of this, they rarely survive inside for more than a few days. So, seeing them inside usually means there is a large infestation outside. If they do find their way inside, it is usually through doorways. Outside, they can be found underneath rocks, stumps or decaying debris.