I am having a ton of those rolli polli potatoes bugs in my raised bed...

Asked May 25, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

I am having a ton of those rolli polli potatoes bugs in my raised bed vegitable garden. Are they harmful? If so how to get rid of them? Thanks kevin

District of Columbia County District of Columbia vegetables insect identification

1 Response

What you refer to as rolli polli potato bugs are most likely pillbugs or sowbugs. They are not harmful and will not damage the plants in your vegetable garden. They are decomposers and feed on decaying material in a garden. A thorough garden clean-up should help reduce their numbers. For additional information see the following information on our 'diagnostic' website, http://plantdiagnostics.umd.edu/level3.cfm?causeID=501

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