also known as the roly-poly bug, woodlouse or sowbug

If you notice a huge amount of pillbugs, also known as roly poly bugs, contact us. A large pillbug population could indicate that there is a moisture issue somewhere.

Pillbugs are nocturnal isopods. Think of them like terrestrial crustaceans (like a tiny lobster that lives in soil). They’re great for gardens and do an awesome job of eating decaying plant matter. But if you have them indoors, something might be wrong.

roly poly pillbug control

How to Identify a pillbug


Dark brownish-gray in color, the pillbug has a dozen or so segments that allow them to curl up into a ball as a defense mechanism. They’re about 1/4-1/2″ in length.


Roly poly bugs, or pillbugs, prefer humid, damp, undisturbed areas in soil. They’ll hang out in areas that have rotting wood, fallen leaves, rocks, logs, etc.


Decaying plants and decomposing organic matter are what the pillbug’s diet consists of. So they’re totally beneficial to have in your garden. If they’re in your house though, they could be feeding on rotting wood caused by water damage.

Additional Imagery

Is This Your Critter?

Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. We can handle the identification and get you a solution to your problem quickly.

Get a remedy now. Send a message!

The nicest people in person or on the phone.

“I have been part of this business for quite a while, and have only met the nicest people in person or on the phone. I’d recommend them to anyone.”

Marjorie H. | Homeowner, Louisville, KY

You’ve got a pest problem. We’ve got your pest solution.

Whether you’ve got wasps, rodents, spiders (or you name it), we can assist with your pest problem. We can even provide same-day service. Drop us a line to schedule your pest control services today!

Get Rid of My Pest!

Safe For Your Family and Business

We’re licensed, trained, and certified by the Departments of Public Health and Agriculture, using safe, EPA-regulated materials, always.

Attacking Infestations at the Root

We don’t come in spraying. We evaluate the root of your problem, and recommend and enact pre-emptive measures before any chemicals are used. 

Assessments Before Any Contracts

 Our Customer Care Center walks you through every service, every charge, and every solution before you agree to anything. Our commitment is to you.