General Info
  • Millipedes have hard shells and will scavenge just about anything for food
  • Millipedes do not bite or damage furnishings, the home, or food
Where They Hide
  • They are usually associated with damp, dark places such as under stones, flowerpots, boards, or similar debris where there is abundant moisture
  • Indoors they may be found in basements, closets, and bathrooms where there is usually high humidity
What They Want From You
  • Millipedes will come inside seeking shelter during the hot and cold
  • Millipedes like moisture and feed on decaying vegetable matter as well as on new roots and green leaves
Tips & Tricks
  • Keep compost piles and decaying vegetation away from the house
  • Caulk windows and holes to prevent entry
  • If you notice centipedes or millipedes in your basement, try running a dehumidifier to make the area less humid, and therefore less appealing


Millipede size bar

1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long


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