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Name: Woodlouse (aka Sow Bug)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Oniscidea

Habitat:
Sowbugs prefer moist locations and are found under objects on damp ground or under vegetable debris. They have been known to bury themselves under several centimeters of soil. Sowbugs can invade damp basements and first floors of houses indicating large numbers are present outside the house.

Food:
Sowbugs normally feed on decaying vegetable matter.

Method of Travel:
Crawling

Prevention:
1. Avoid excess moisture in basements or crawlspaces.
2. Repair any cracks or openings into your home.
3. Remove leaves, grass clippings, mulch, boards, stones and similar material close to buildings.
4. Avoid having built-in planter boxes, as boxes tight against the house are good breeding places for many bugs.
5. Keep soil levels well below structural wood around the home.

Steps to control:
1. Habitat and food requirements leave a wide variety of areas to inhabit in gardens, etc. Sowbugs cannot survive away from their ideal environment thus it they will not breed or survive for long without a high degree of moisture.
2. Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with Knock Down Crawling Insect Killer or other Knock Down products listed below.

Products to use:

KD100D –KNOCK DOWN – MULTI-CRAWLING INSECT KILLER

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KNOCK DOWN™ –  KD100D – CRAWLING INSECT KILLER 439g Active: Permethrin  0.25% Aerosol Domestic Cockroach 60 Day Killing Action, Residual Action Kills when insects crawl on treated surface Water Based formulation All angle 360 degree spray action for ease of use Custom cap...

KD150D – KNOCK DOWN – IN-AND-AROUND THE HOUSE INSECT KILLER PUMP SPRAY

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KNOCK DOWN™ – KD150D – IN & AROUND THE HOUSE INSECT KILLER Actives: Permethrin      0.20% Tetramethrin   0.20% Contains 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one at 0.039% as a preservative 950 ml Pump Spray Domestic Can be used inside & outside of the house Water...

KD160D – KNOCK DOWN – DIATOMACEOUS EARTH -300G

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NEW FOR 2015! KNOCK DOWN™ – KD160D – KNOCK DOWN ECO – DIATOMACEOUS EARTH Active: Guarantee: silicon dioxide (present as 100% diatomaceous earth) 79.5% 300g Powder Domestic For Indoor and Outdoor Use All purpose insecticide – formulated using FOOD GRADE natural fresh...
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KD406D – KNOCK DOWN –Pot-iT™ Barrier Control Crawling Insect Killer

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KD406D: PoT-iT™ Barrier Control Crawling Insect Killer is a powerful high residual barrier spray that protects your plant area for up to 60 days*.
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