Aug 23, 2013 - 09:55 AM
The rolly pollies are Armadillidiidae. If you don't have dark wood trim in your home you can use Demon WP (Cypermethrin) for both rolly pollies and spiders. Demon WP can leave a slightly visible residue on dark surfaces/trim. Talstar (Bifenthrin) will also work for both of your problems and wont leave the visible residue. Both of these products can be applied indoors but read the label for correct indoor use.
The spiders are likely all over the place due to the amount of rolly pollies available to feed on. If you get rid of the rolly pollies it should help reduce your spider problem by reducing the food supply. It will also help to remove webs outside and inside the day after you have sprayed.
The remainder of spiders can be controlled by an outdoor perimeter application of either product, along with around windows and doors followed by proper indoor treatment according to the label use.
Ron can chime in as he is the pro. I have just taken a huge interest in pest control while fighting my own pest battle..
Aug 25, 2013 - 09:59 AM
In most areas of the country, they are known a pillbugs. The close relative is a sow bug. I tend to not use the technical names because they are hard to remember, and most people just give me a dumb look when I use scientific words..... lol
Anyway, Talstar, Bifen, Demon WP, are all great products to use to control them. They live outdoors under and behind mulch, wood piles, shrubs, debris, etc. Treat the entire lawn if possible, and especially the immediate foundation next to the home. A dual application of spray and granules would work the best.