Sow bugs (pill bugs) eating seedlings

I have been told several times that sow bugs are not bad, that they only eat decaying matter. I have millions of sow bugs in my yard and they are eating my plants, they have devoured my vegetable seedlings down into the ground. I have seen them. I am trying to have an organic garden. Please help. Thanks.

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Jul 03, 2014
Pill bugs remedies
by: Tui

I have found that these insects don't like to be in the sun. I had to clear away a lot of damp material and expose my plants to more light and heat, at least around the base of my plants. Also using the garlic, chili and soap spray lightly on the ground in the evening sent them packing quickly too. Good luck, just remember to keep at them to reduce their numbers.

Oct 09, 2015
pill bugs
by: nicole

we have them too

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