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 Post subject: Roly Pollies
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 1:32 pm 
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I know that this is not the scientific name for these little critters, but it's the only name I know them by. First, are they beneficial or harmful to my plants? Or does it depend on the plant? They seem to like munching on my hostas! :cry:
Second, if they are harmful, how do I get rid of them?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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They supposedly prefer dead materials (leaves and wood) to living plants, but I've lost lots of cucumber and squash seedlings to them, and they eat their share of strawberries too. I don't think I've ever had them bother ornamentals, though.


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 Post subject: rolly pollies
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:19 am 
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Another name I called them is pill bugs. The thing that I have found that will keep them out or an area is to put down a border of "comet" type cleaner. They will not cross it and plants do not seem to mind the cleaner.
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Are ducks or chickens out of the question?

Try spraying the area with dishsoap. I used a hose end sprayer and adjusted it so that foam actually came out.

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