Subject: Identify insect
Geographic location of the bug: Hyderabad
Time: 12:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello sir,
Plz tell us the source of this bug
We work at hospital., These bigs are found in operatiom theatre.Which is not at all acceptable..
We would like to know, what kind of bugs are these and why they reside in OT..
Source of these bugs..
Kindly help us.. as soon as possible.
How you want your letter signed: Mail
These are terrestrial Isopods known as Woodlice or Sow Bugs, and they are benign. They are generally found in moist environments where they feed on decaying organic matter. Though it is a North American identification site, the information on BugGuide is relevant. According to BugGuide the habitat is “wherever cool, dark, moist places are available to shelter woodlice from dryness and heat during the day” and their food includes “Plant material, usually dead. If live plants are soft and moist enough on the outside, they will eat them and sometimes do damage.” Is your operating theater on the ground floor or below ground in a basement? They are likely entering through cracks and spaces in the walls, so sealing off the operating theater from the outside environment should remedy the matter.