Doodlebug, Roly Poly, Pill Bug. Good or bad?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Torch, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Torch

    Torch Well-Known Member

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    Are these bugs good or bad in a garden.
     
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    shadowwalker Well-Known Member

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    These little guys don't hurt much around the garden or house. They live mainly on dead decaying plant matter. So they really help us out. I'd take these guys over earwigs or roaches anytime. shadowwalker
     

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    Thanks, shadowwalker
     
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    Danaus29 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They eat living plants in my garden. I even caught them in the act of devouring entire seedlings. Good food for baby ducks though.