Sowbug

6555.    This was on the floor at work. I have no idea what kind of bug it is. It’s July and I work indoors in an office. I thought maybe a centipede or a beetle? Saskatoon, SK. Canada

 

Number 6555. This is a sowbug, a terrestrial crustacean in the order Isopoda. These basically are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter, but they sometimes become nuisance pests when large numbers occur indoors. They breathe through gills that must be kept moist, so moisture management is the best control.