Pill Bug Control and Extermination

Using the best eco-friendly methods, Aptive Environmental controls pill bugs in and around your home or business.

Seeking help from a certified pest expert is the best way to ensure your entire home is free from pill bugs.
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Preventing Infestations

Our certified pest experts conduct a thorough investigation and customize a solution tailored to your property and needs. The Four Seasons Protection Plan guarantees that you’ll be secure from pill bugs as well as other pests throughout the year. You’ll receive the best customer service and convenient, effective treatments to remove and prevent pill bug infestations with Aptive by your side.

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Pill Bug Identification

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  • Where Do Pill Bugs Live?
  • Pill Bug Behavior
  • Are Pill Bugs Dangerous?
  • How To Get Rid Of Pill Bugs
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    Where Do Pill Bugs Live?

    The pill bug is actually a crustacean. Unlike most other crustaceans, pill bugs can spend the entirety of their lives on land. However, they must live in wet or damp areas in order to survive.

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    Pill Bug Behavior

    Pill bugs are extremely vulnerable to water loss. As a result, they tend to stay inactive during the day in order to maintain water supplies.

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    Are Pill Bugs Dangerous?

    It is quite common for children to discover pill bugs while playing in the yard. There is no need to worry about your child being in any danger if he or she plays with a pill bug because they do not bite and do not spread disease to humans.

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    What Attracts Pill Bugs To Houses?

    If you frequently find pill bugs in your home, there is likely a large population of pill bugs living & breeding near the foundation. Pill bugs will use cracks in door seals as a way to gain entry into your home.

  • The pill bug is actually a crustacean. Unlike most other crustaceans, pill bugs can spend the entirety of their lives on land. However, they must live in wet or damp areas in order to survive. Without a water source, pill bugs will dry up and die. Common places for pill bugs to live include under flower pots, rocks, mulch, and among decaying vegetation. They can also be found hiding in damp grass near sidewalks and the foundation.

  • Pill bugs are extremely vulnerable to water loss. As a result, they tend to stay inactive during the day in order to maintain water supplies. Pill bugs are nocturnal and feed primarily on decomposing and dead vegetation. Their preferred food includes dying grass, rotting leaf litter, and mulch.

    Female pill bugs have a pouch on their underside where their eggs hatch. Eggs tend to develop and hatch within 45 days. On average, around 28 pill bugs will emerge from a female pill bug’s pouch. Depending on food resources and water, a pill bug can live up to 2 years.

    Pill bugs are slow movers, making them easy to catch. They are a popular food source for soil dwelling insects and arachnids. Pill bugs are known for their ability to roll into a ball. This is really their only defense mechanism. Rolling up into a ball allows the pill bug to use its armor to protect it soft underbelly.

  • It is quite common for children to discover pill bugs while playing in the yard. There is no need to worry about your child being in any danger if he or she plays with a pill bug because they do not bite and do not spread disease to humans. If you’re a gardener, pill bugs are a bigger threat to your young, growing plants. However, damage to plants is often minimal as pill bugs prefer to feed on decaying organic matter rather than living plants.

  • When it comes to getting rid of pill bugs, prevention is the best management strategy. As mentioned previously, pill bugs need water to survive. As a result, the key to getting rid of pill bugs is cutting off their water supply. In order to prevent pill bugs from entering your home, you should implement the following:

    1. Divert water away from your home or business’s foundation.

    2. Control humidity in crawl spaces and basements with proper ventilation or a dehumidifier.

    3. Keep the landscape around the foundation dry by removing damp vegetation and mulch.

    4. Seal any cracks beneath doors or within the foundation to eliminate common entry points.

Smart Solutions

12 Month Plan - 5 Service Appointments

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  • Property Inspection
  • Pest Free Year-Round
  • Four Seasons Protection Plan
  • Reservices as needed
After our first visit, Aptive will return the following month to rid the exterior of any surviving pests and continue to treat your home on a quarterly basis. To ensure exterior treatments are convenient, customers do not need to be home while we work.
Service begins with a thorough inspection of your property by a certified pest specialist. Risk areas are identified and treated using a customized quarterly protection plan that keeps your property pest free year-round.
Aptive’s Four Seasons Protection Plan provides an environmentally responsible solution that keeps your indoor environment pest-free through quarterly applications once a season. Using the most progressive protection plan in the industry, our comprehensive extermination services and quality guarantee have made us the fastest-growing pest control service in North America.
Aptive Environmental knows that for most homeowners, it’s not if the pests will return, but when. When the pests come back, we do too— absolutely free!
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Regain Your Home

Although pill bugs will likely die once they enter your home, they can be a nuisance. If you see living, dried up pill bugs in your home, you should call an Aptive professional to help with removal and control as this could be a sign of a larger outdoor infestation. An Aptive professional will be able to locate any well hidden infestation sources and help reduce the chances of inward migration.

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Aptive professionals create an eco-friendly and effective pest control plan based on your needs.

Our treatments, customized to your home or business, protect you from pill bugs and other pests throughout the year.