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What are millipedes?
Millipedes are arthropods. They have rigid worm-like bodies that are usually black or brown. Some millipedes may have red or orange mottled patterns. Although their name suggests they have 1,000 legs, millipedes do not have that many. Typically they have fewer than 200, however they may have more depending on the species (there’s an estimated 80,000 species of millipedes in existence). Millipedes are slow moving and will curl into a tight ball as a means of defense.
Are millipedes dangerous?
Millipedes are not dangerous, they are a nuisance pest. An infestation of these pests will not harm people and they do not damage property. They are simply annoying to deal with.
Why do I have a millipede problem?
Where will I find millipedes?
How do I get rid of millipedes?
To get rid of millipedes that have found their way in, partner with the Texas pest control experts at Romney Pest Control. Our experienced pest control professionals deliver effective pest control services that eliminate and prevent millipedes and other household pest problems in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. We also specialize in commercial pest control. To learn more about our services, please contact Romney Pest Control today!
How can I prevent millipede problems?
Keep millipedes out of your home with these millipede prevention tips:
- Repair cracks, crevices, and gaps found in the foundation of your home
- Create a barrier between your home and any mulch, soil or grass
- Place door sweeps on exterior doors, especially walk-out basement doors
- Remove piles of leaves, grass, sticks, fallen trees or tree limbs, and other organic debris from your property that they can hide in
- Keep garbage cans, compost bins, and woodpiles up off of the ground
- Place dehumidifiers in basements areas
- Make sure that crawl spaces are properly ventilated
- Fix leaky pipes and fixtures
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