Also known as Rolly Polly’s, Armadillidiidae is a family of woodlice, a terrestrial crustacean group in the order Isopoda. Unlike members of other woodlouse families, members of this family can roll into a ball, an ability they share with the outwardly similar but unrelated pill millipedes and other animals. It is this ability which gives woodlice in this family their common name of pill bugs or rolly pollies.
The best known species in the family is Armadillidium vulgare, the common pill bug. The family Armadillidiidae is differentiated from other woodlouse families by the two-segmented nature of the antennal flagellum, by the form of the uropods, and by the ability to roll into a ball.
Within the family Armadillididae, fourteen genera are currently recognized
Pill bugs hardly ever come indoors. They are very similar to earwigs, in which they do tend to conceal themselves in damp and moist places.
Simple spraying of pesticides along your garden will keep Pill bugs at bay.
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For more methods on how to get rid of Pill Bugs check out UC Davis: Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
*Cited from UC Davis Integrated Pest Management Program & Wikipedia
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