Field guide sowbug

  1. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    Sowbugs are confined to areas of high moisture because they lack a _ _ for their respiratory system and an outer _ _ on their exoskeleton to prevent water loss.
    • Closing device
    • Waxy layer
  2. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    Their nocturnal habit helps to reduce .
    water loss
  3. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    Because water loss is such a problem, sowbugs are
    inactive during the day and remain hidden under objects to reduce moisture loss.
  4. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    Usually they do not _ _ for more than couple of days unless there are moist conditions and a supply of food  present.
    survive indoors
  5. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    Sowbugs are _ and feed on decaying organic matter, usually plant material.
    Scavengers
  6. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    The key to controlling sowbugs is to
    reduce or eliminate the moist areas which make their survival possible.
  7. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    For example, remove
    piles of grass clippings and leaves, store boxes, lumber, firewood, and flower pots off the ground, and provide adequate ventilation in crawl spaces.
  8. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    Indoors, they can be removed
    with a vacuum.
  9. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    Application of appropriately labeled residuals can be made to
    building foundation walls, perimeter flower and/or ornamental planting beds, unfinished basements, and crawl spaces.
  10. SOWBUG - FIELD GUIDE
    formulations are best, but dusts are also good in drier crawl spaces.
    Wettable powder and microencapsulated
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350305
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Field guide sowbug
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Field guide sowbug
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