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Millipedes are not poisonous, but the defensive sprays of some millipedes contain hydrochloric acid and can burn your skin!
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What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective millipede removal treatments. When taking care of your millipede problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
MILLIPEDE PREVENTION TIPS
The most effective way to prevent millipede infestations is to reduce areas of moisture in and around your home. Millipede love breeding and burrowing in damp environments.
- Consider running a dehumidifier if you have a damp basement
- Keep lawns mowed so that grass does not retain moisture, and water lawns in the early morning to allow grass to dry during the day
- Remove leaf piles and grass clippings
- Store firewood off the ground
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Millipedes are commonly referred to as “thousand-leggers” normally live outdoors in damp places such as mulch, plantings, leaf litter, dead wood or soil. They feed on decomposing vegetation, because of their many pairs of legs, but they can have between 30-90+ pairs of legs, depending on the species.
blackish, brownish, some red, orange, and some w/ mottled patterns
long, cylindrical wormlike
Millipedes occur on all continents except Antarctica. They are typically found in areas of high moisture and decomposing vegetation, such as under trash, in piles of grass clippings, flower-bed mulches, piles of leaves, etc.
Due to their lack of speed, or inability to bite or sting, millipedes primary mechanism for protection is to coil into a Millipedes cannot survive indoors unless there is high moisture conditions and a food supply.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
Their primary method of defense is to curl up into a tight coil.
Most millipede’s species emit foul-smelling secretions through openings along the sides of the body.
Some millipedes may have bristles around their body that aid them in capturing prey. This fluid can be toxic to small animals and pets, and can cause pain, redness, small blisters, and eczema on humans.
A millipedes most commonly used natural defense is to curl up and play dead.