Sow Bug

Sow Bug

Sow Bug-Armadillidium Vulgare

Color-light gray    /  Shape-oval, flat   /  Size- 6mm-1cm  /   Legs- multiple /  Flying-No   /   Antenna- No

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Sowbugs are crustaceans which live in damp habitats within the Calgary area.  They feed on decaying vegetable matter thus are found under dead leaves, rocks, boards, mulch and other objects on moist ground. Dark, damp areas of the house may become breeding sites for sowbugs.  Evidence of sowbugs in the home routinely suggests there is a moisture control issue which needs correcting.