Sowbug

7167.        These bugs keep showing up one by one in my bedroom. I want to know what type of bug they are and if they are need for concern. Thank you. Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Number 7167. This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda; the vast majority of these are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter. They breathe through gills that must be kept moist, so keeping your environs as dry as possible will discourage them from staying. See Sowbug Detailed Information