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IPM1020, New June 2003

Turfgrass and Insects

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Pillbugs and sowbugs

Pillbugs and sowbugs often become numerous under stone walks, boards and other damp hiding places around the lawn. Although they chew on roots of vegetation, they primarily feed on decaying organic matter. Even though the pillbug and sowbug are found almost everywhere, they are generally considered a harmless nuisance.
 

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IPM1020, new June 2003

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