Sow/Pill Bug Removal in Toronto

Sow/Pill Bugs

Sow Bugs

Sow bugs are oval or slightly elongated with a flattened body and are up to 3/4 of an inch long. They are wingless, brownish or slate grey and possess well-developed eyes, seven pairs of legs and overlapping “armored” plates that make them look like little armadillos. Sow bugs have two tail-like structures on the rear end.

Pill bugs are similar, except they lack the tail-like appendages and can roll up into a tight ball. Both are slow-moving crustaceans closely related to crayfish, shrimps and lobsters but not insects. The young resemble the adults, except they are smaller and lighter in color.


Residual insecticides are sprayed along entry points to your home as well as in cracks and crevices and along baseboards. Exterior residuals are applied as well.


For the treatment, anyone under the age of six and pregnant women must be out for 24 hours, and anyone else (including pets) needs to be out for 4 hours.