sow bug


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terrestrial isopod having an oval segmented body (a shape like a sow)

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The population of spiders was strongly affected by trash burning followed by sow bugs, ants and lady bird beetles.
Since amphipods, springtails, and sow bugs all require moisture, the best way to prevent an infestation is to eliminate unnecessarily damp areas.
* Sow bugs and pill bugs eat little hollows in the sides of the fruit.
These trunks provide shelter and nesting sites to staghorn beetles, sow bugs, shrews, snakes, salamanders and a host of other small creatures.
Compensable losses include natural calamities such as typhoon, flood, drought, earthquake, volcanic eruption, frost, and other destructive natural phenomena such as heat and hot wind; plant diseases caused by pathogens, bacteria, fungi, viruses, virus-like pathogens and other similar foreign bodies; pest infestations caused by nematodes, insects, mites and spiders, millipedes and centipedes, symphylans, slugs and snails, sow bugs and pillbugs, parasitic higher plants, and other parasites; and loss of life and/or injury to the qualified ARB due to accident or to any of the aforementioned causes.
Beetle species number over a hundred different kinds, nematodes, fungi, bacteria (over 4 billion inhabit a spoonful of soil), sow bugs, millipedes, centipedes, earwigs and more kinds of true bugs than you care to imagine populate your yard.
I started to introduce earwigs, sow bugs, and chickweed into their diet.
(The worst that can be said of some mulches--especially coarse-textured ones--is that they also encourage sow bugs and snails that like to hide in them.) To conserve water, mulch in late spring, once soil is warm.