Harmful or Harmless Bug? - Knowledgebase Question

Fresno, CA
Question by west5555
May 15, 1998
I have sow bugs in my garden soil. Will they attack my vegetables?

Answer from NGA
May 15, 1998


Sow bugs generally feed on dead or decaying organic matter. They like to hide in cool, damp soils and under rocks or bark. As a rule they spend their lives recycling garden waste and are not considered harmful in the garden.

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