The enemy of plants, millipede is found outdoors in the moist regions. What’s worrying for you if they live outside your home? They find moisture in the garden and flowerbeds in your home and can cause a lot of trouble. Usually, you will find them under the layers of dead leaves and structures like a doghouse. Anywhere the soil is humid, they accumulate there and multiply. Why do they find such areas to live? Because they feed on the dead leaves and rotten wood particles they find there. If you want to find more about millipede pest control- facts, identification, and control, then continue reading.
Some Facts and Figures of Millipedes
Have a look at some facts and figures first, and then we will discuss prevention and control.
- The North American brownish species are common, having a size around one to four centimeters in length.
- They wander around and migrate from one place to another. Whenever the season is unsuitable for them, they switch to another place. The fall, winter and rainy seasons are their favorites for migration.
- Wherever they go, they keenly look for gardens and patios. They thread through the tiniest regions, find entry into your homes, and settle down under the flowerbeds of your plants.
- The eggs are laid in the soil. They live for several years after reaching maturity at the second year.
How to Identify and Control Millipedes
As mentioned earlier, they love to live in gardens under the flowerbeds. However, they can survive in other areas as well. Wherever they find dampness, they make home. You can find them almost everywhere in your home including kitchen, laundry rooms, and bathroom because moisture is common in these areas. Once they multiply, they may be difficult to control. Cleaning your home can be one way to get rid of them, but it’s not enough when their population has increased. Why is that? It is because there are many hidden eggs that even a high-quality vacuum cleaner cannot remove.
That’s when you need to call a professional. The Termanator team of professionals, are trained to manage millipedes. We design a unique program for your home, depending on the size of infestation. We plan according to the following steps.
- The management plan begins with a close professional inspection that locates the source of the millipedes and their entrance into your home.
- After inspection, we prepare a treatment plan involving both chemical and non-chemical methods, since both are important for eradication.
- The non-chemical methods prevent these tiny insects from entering your home. It also includes sealing the cracks and small areas around the windows and gaps. The chemical treatment includes the use of effective and efficient pesticides.