Posted on June 3, 2010 with No Comments
Millipedes, Yuck! Millipedes are one of the most frightening pests’ people can encounter. Just the appearance of one makes people jump. Their shelled, worm-like black or red body crawls around where ever there is moisture. Just the other day I was cooking outside on the grill and right next to me, crawling up the side of my house, was a millipede. People always think why are they there? They do not help anyone or do anything!
Millipedes live where ever there is moisture. They like to nest in damp leafs, under rocks, in soil, and especially on wood. They are considered a home invader that enters the house then usually dies due to the lack of moisture. If millipedes do find moisture in the house, like in a basement, they will not die and hang around in the basement. Closely related to millipedes are centipedes. Centipedes are slightly smaller. They are usually a brown or redish color but only have a few legs rather than hundreds, like millipedes. Millipedes found outside will look more like millipedes, but when found inside they look more like a spider with many legs and have a lighter complextion. Both centipedes and millipedes are not harmful to human. In very few scenarios they sting, but the pain is mild. They are a big nuisance to humans and no one wants them inside their homes. If you have a centipede or millipede problem, feel free to contact us by phone 800-479-2284, email, live chat, twitter, or facebook.