Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-25-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
Registered Users
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: la la land
Posts: 19,890
Question Roly polys, sow bugs, tiny little balls of misery....

Ok I think they are cute, but they are eating my strawberries!!!! I've also caught them eating the buds on other plants. I know, everyone says they only eat decaying plant matter but I have seen it for myself, they bore right into the strawberries. I've lifted them up and shaken them out. How do I get rid of them? I read somewhere DE works but I put the bugs and DE in a jar overnight and I assure you the frosted little stinkers were very much alive when I woke up. Are there any other organic methods that work? I don't want to resort to the big guns but they are coming out in herds HERDS! SOWBUG HERDS!


3lilbubs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
Registered Users
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,714
My Mood:
Re: Roly polys, sow bugs, tiny little balls of misery....

If you read down about half way through the article he talks about the bugs and strawberries here:

Mysweetseven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 11:38 PM   #3
Funky Birdie Boutique's Avatar
Funky Birdie Boutique
Registered Users
Formerly: chefwendybird
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The Livable Forest
Posts: 2,122
My Mood:
Re: Roly polys, sow bugs, tiny little balls of misery....

Subbing, we have INSANE amounts in the spring, they were dead in HOARDS in dd's room when we bought the house beginning of this year. As we ready the gardens I soooo hope they don't become destructive!

Baltic amber teething & healing jewelry
Come join us:
Funky Birdie Boutique is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.