The pill bug is the only crustacean that can spend its entire life on land. Their shells look like armor and they are known for their ability to roll into a ball. Sometimes kids call them rollie-pollies. Most pill bugs live for up to two years. They are most active at night.
Pill bugs mostly eat rotting vegetation like vegetables.
Pill bugs live in wet locations. They are found under damp objects or in organic garbage. If pill bugs enter a building, they will often dry out and die.
Pill bugs do not spread diseases or contaminate food.
Kids and their parents can find more facts and information on pill bugs. To learn how to get rid of pill bugs and prevent infestations, visit the official NPMA website.