Pillbugs, rollie-pollies, sowbugs, woodlice, potato bugs, we’re all familiar with those cute little bugs that roll up into an armadillo like ball when threatened. But they’re not so cute when they get into your garden and eat the plants and vegetables you’ve worked so hard to grow.
Rollie Pollies can become a burden in your garden, but luckily today I’m going to tell you some tips on getting these bugs out of your garden.
Before having to worry about getting rollie pollies out of your garden, it’s a lot easier to keep them from getting in to begin with.Rollie pollies feed on dead or decaying plants or animals as well as live plants, fruits, and vegetables. They live in moist shady places, like under leaves.
To get rid of rollie pollie bugs reduce the habitat favored by these pests by getting rid of garden debris, leaf piles, fallen fruit and weeds from all growing areas.
Use mulches that are coarse enough to let water pass through easily so the surface next to plants will not remain damp for long.
Improve air circulation around plants by providing trellises for vines and raising fruits, such as strawberries and melons, up off the ground.
or you could even try this!
You’ll need a bottle of beer, it doesn’t really have to be cold. Other fluids or beverages will not work. A few empty tuna cans that have been washed out.
Find out which areas of your garden have a rollie pollie problem. In those areas, make a little hole in the soil that is the same size as an empty tuna can. Place an empty tuna can in the hole so that the top of the can is even with the soil level.
Poor beer into each empty tuna can until it is not quite full. And that’s it. Over the next few days, the bugs that are in that area of the garden will be drawn to the beer, fall in the can, and drown.
I hope these tips work!:)