Pill Bugs

Asked June 13, 2020, 1:42 AM EDT

How do I get rid of or kill pill bugs that are in my friends vegetable garden. I’m asking for her.
She also has pets and needs a remedy that won’t harm her dogs.
thank you.

Tillamook County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Pill bugs are a nuisance, but rarely do enough damage to plants that gardeners need to control them. We recommend using control mechanisms that go from the least toxic (and, therefore, potentially harmful to humans and pets), that you can read about here, beginning on page 3:

"https://www.extension.uidaho.edu/publishing/pdf/CIS/CIS1169.pdf

The baits recommended are in Table #1, after page 5. If you have questions about whether a bait is toxic to dogs, and cannot find that information on the label, please write back, and I'll research it. Good luck!