‘Rollie Pollies’ Protect Our Groundwater
Most of us know Pill Bugs by name because of their shape and ability to roll up into a ball when they feel threatened. But did you know that they are also great for gardening and protecting our ground water?
Because they feed on dead organic matter, Pill Bugs speed up the process of decomposition. This can be very helpful in composting to provide nutrients for your garden.
What makes them especially unique is that they can crystallize heavy metals like lead and cadmium in their digestive system. This means they can survive in the most contaminated sites and are preventing those harmful toxins from getting into ground water.
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