Though preferring worms, they'll resort during droughts to other terrestrial protein sources like grasshoppers, fly larvae, crickets, millipedes, centipedes, spiders, salamanders, small frogs, snails, sowbugs
, ants and a variety of other insects.
April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, home invading pests, including beetles, cockroaches, ants, centipedes, sowbugs
and boxelder bugs, are a relentless annoyance for homeowners across the country.
Pillbugs and sowbugs
are useful in a compost pile (they help turn decaying material into humus), but they eat seedlings.
or woodlice are mainly of European origin and also live in damp cellars, feeding mainly on fungi and decaying organic matter.
Wet organic matter in yards and gardens near residences promoted the survival of high numbers of millipedes, sowbugs
and pillbugs, especially during the spring and early summer time.
Some recorded transport hosts include: beetles of the families Buprestidae, Carabidae, Coccinellidae, Hydrophilidae and Scarabaeidae (Muller 1860; Faasch & Schaller 1966; Faasch 1967), bibionid flies (Pecina 1970), millipedes (Faasch 1967) and sowbugs