Delaware Sow Bug Control
Protecting your home or business in Delaware from pests is an important part of ownership. Some pests can threaten your home or business, and some can damage your property. Sow bugs are less of a threat than some other pests but can be a nuisance if they get out of control. To protect your home or business from sow bugs, you need to learn about their behavior, take preventive measures, and work with a pest management professional at Viking Pest for effective sow bug treatment options in the event of an infestation.
What Are Sow Bugs?
Sow bugs are tiny, crustacean-like bugs that resemble pillbugs. Throughout Delaware, sow bugs live in moist areas, usually outdoors. Sow bugs are not insects; they are the only crustaceans who have evolved to live on land, explain the Delaware pest control experts at Viking.
How To Identify Sow Bugs
Sow bugs are oval bugs that are about a ¼ – ½ inch in length and are grey in color. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist explains they have a round back, 14 legs, and two pairs of antennae. Sow bugs can be distinguished from pillbugs because of their two tails. Since sow bugs have these tails, they cannot roll up in little balls like pillbugs, so if you see a bug balled up, it is not a sow bug.
What Problems Can Sow Bugs Cause for Delaware Home and Business Owners?
Sow bugs are not a threat to human beings since they do not bite, carry disease, infest food, or eat wood or clothing. In Delaware, sow bugs can be found feeding on plants and crops which can result in a major loss to those crops. Sow bugs can also get out of control and become a nuisance in moist places, such as basements or water pipes, where they are not welcome, explain the Delaware exterminators at Viking.
When Are Sow Bugs Active in Delaware?
Sow bugs are usually nocturnal and are most active at night to conserve moisture. Viking’s pest control experts state they can be spotted more frequently during the summer months because they cannot handle the cold temperature during the winter.
How to Get Rid of Sow Bugs in Delaware
To control sow bugs, you must keep moisture to a minimum. Pest management professionals at Viking recommend making sure water does not gather near the foundation of the building, in crawl spaces, or basements. Clean up clutter like pieces of wood, rocks, trash, grass clippings, or mulch. Use good ventilation in potentially humid places like basements to minimize the moisture that attracts sow bugs. We also suggest sealing up as many cracks and openings as possible to give fewer entry points. If the infestation is too large, reach out to a pest control expert in Delaware for immediate help.
Protecting Your Home or Business from Sow Bugs with Viking Pest Control
Viking Pest offers expert treatment for effective and efficient sow bug control to prevent them from invading your home or business in Delaware. Call Viking today for your free no-obligation estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online with a sow bug exterminator today!