How to Get Rid of Pillbugs in Toronto

Having Pillbugs in the garden or inside the property can create big trouble, especially if you are allergic to pests. Unfortunately, the presence of Pillbugs inside your home or business is a sign of their great colonies that can weaken your home foundation. Whether you want to protect your beautiful lawn or avoid health issues, you can use different expert-recommended ways to get rid of Pillbugs in Toronto. From creating natural spray to setting traps, you can utilize various methods to kill Pillbugs on your property. Take a look below to prevent bugs from entering your commercial or residential space effectively.

1-Using a Natural Spray

The best way to get rid of Pillbugs is to make a spray with peppermint, lavender, neem oil, or garlic. For this, you will need to blend a small amount of peppermint, lavender, neem oil, or garlic in a blender with 2 cups of water. Once you make a fine mixture of peppermint, lavender, neem oil, or garlic, spray it for a day or two in the places you found Pillbugs on your property. By doing this, you can easily get rid of Pillbugs without affecting pets and people. This natural spray will also protect your property from different types of pests living and breeding in your property.

2-Use A Soap-Based Solution

Another easy and effective way to get rid of Pillbugs active inside or outside your property is to prepare a soapy solution. It has been observed that people who use natural products with no anti-bacterial properties keep Pillbugs and other types of pests out from their property. Make sure to use mild liquid dishwasher soap to apply directly on Pillbugs that are crawling in your home, restaurant, shop, grocery store, etc. You can also put the soapy solution in a spray bottle to get rid of Pillbugs hiding among leaves or in the corners of your property.

3-Setting Bug Traps

Fortunately, there are dozens of Pillbugs traps you can use to get rid of small creatures crawling in your home or business unless you want to go for Residential Pest Control Toronto. Ensure to purchase a small plastic container with a small hole. Add three spoons of cornmeal to the plastic container to catch and kill the Pillbugs. Don’t miss replacing the cornmeal daily to help attract and kill the Pillbugs active in your property. It will also help you trap and kill different crawling insects inside and outside your property when you are sleeping. You can also put non-petroleum jelly in cardboard to attract and kill Pillbugs and termites active in your space.

4-Clean Your Property Regularly

It is imperative to clean your home and business space regularly to avoid Pillbugs invading it. When you maintain hygiene in your commercial or residential area, you can stay protective from Pillbugs and other hazardous species commonly handled by Pest control Toronto. If you fail to dispose of trash regularly from your home or business, you will ultimately attract Pillbugs and many pests to your property. So a rule of thumb is to clean your property daily to ensure a healthy and pest-free environment for your family, friends, employees, and pests.


It is always good to contact a pest control company in Toronto for any pests, pillbugs, or otherwise. But if you want to try it yourself, follow the four techniques given above to keep your home clean and pest-free.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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