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?


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Answer from NGA
May 15, 1998

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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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