Where can I find Rolly Pollies?

Where can I find Rolly Pollies?

You will most often find them hiding under logs, leaf piles, stepping stones, landscape timbers, rocks, trash cans, garden debris, flower pots, mulch, compost, or other dark, damp areas.

Are Blue Rolly Pollies rare?

Every once in a while, though, you might get lucky and find a brilliant blue roly polly crawling around the dirt. But your good luck is their bad luck because that blue comes from a virus. Infected animals can turn blue, green, yellow, red, or just be kind of shimmery, depending on the virus.

Are Rolly Pollies poisonous?

Pill bugs do not bite, sting, or carry any harmful diseases. They do not damage household items or deposit eggs indoors. However, they may damage the roots of plants when feeding.

What do Rolly Pollies eat?

Pill bugs, sometimes also referred to as roly-pollies, primarily consume plant matter that is either decaying or is already dead and decomposed. Their preferred foods are soft decaying plants like grasses and leaves, but they may also eat mulch used in landscaping around the house.

Can pill bugs make you sick?

Sick Pill Bugs Turn Bright Blue Like other animals, pill bugs can contract viral infections. If you find a pill bug that looks bright blue or purple, it’s a sign of an iridovirus.

What does it mean if a Rollie Pollie is purple?

“There is a type of virus called an “iridovirus” that attacks terrestrial isopods (roly polys or pill bugs) and forms crystals beneath their external skeleton (shell or cuticle). The accumulation of these crystals causes their appearance to change from the normal gray or brown to a bright blue, violet or purple.

Do Rolly Pollies bite humans?

Although they sometimes enter in large numbers, they do not bite, sting, or transmit diseases, nor do they infest food, clothing or wood. They do not spread diseases or contaminate food and are a nuisance simply by their presence.

How do you take care of a Rollie Pollie?

Habitat and Maintenance Cover the bottom of the cage with hardwood mulch, organic topsoil or newspaper. Add plenty of items for the roly-polies to explore and to shelter under. Try pieces of bark, flat rocks, cardboard or crumpled paper. Keep their environment humid, as pill bugs breathe via gills rather than lungs.