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MILLIPEDE EXTERMINATION YOU CAN TRUST

Terminix Canada has millipede extermination you can trust. Our millipede control gets to the root of infested areas to liberate your space.

Millipede Identification

Size: 2 mm to 35 cm long.

Colour: Black, dark brown or shiny reddish.

Description: Arthropods with rounded bodies and two pairs of legs on each body segment.

Order/Family: Polydesmida/Eurymerodesmidae.

Scientific Name: Diplopoda.

Did You Know?

Depending on the exact species, a millipede can have up to 400 legs.

Millipede Biology

Millipedes have a rounded, segmented body that is either black, dark brown or shiny reddish in colour. Each of their body segments contains two pairs of legs. Millipedes vary greatly in length from 2 mm to 35 cm long.

Millipedes pose no real threat to humans since they aren’t poisonous and don’t bite or sting. However, they can emit a fluid toxin to defend themselves from predators. Some species of millipede can spray this fluid several inches. The fluid can cause skin irritation and should be washed immediately. Additional scrubbing may be required to get rid of the odour.

Millipede Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

The life cycle of millipedes is typically two to four weeks when penetrating homes and failing to seek favourable living conditions. Millipedes’ diet differs from centipedes’ in that they primarily feed on decaying matter although some feed on small insects. These particular arthropods live in soil, causing damage to young plants by attacking roots and stripping stems.

Millipedes are also attracted to light and may be found in large numbers around patios, driveways, decks, commercial buildings, and in parking lots. Millipede eggs are laid in the soil with the female typically guarding them until they hatch. The youngest millipedes resemble small adults, however they have no legs when first hatched.

Wondering How To Get Rid Of Millipedes?

The best way to get rid of millipedes is to contact Terminix Canada. Our professional millipede extermination gets the results you need.

Ultimately, preventing a millipede infestation is a very difficult task and should be left to the professionals. However, you can make your property less attractive to millipedes by using the following tactics.

  • Using a dehumidifier to remove moisture from your foundation or crawlspaces.
  • Using properly functioning gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks to keep water away from your foundation. wall. If your house has poor drainage, you may need to install tiles or drains, or slope the ground so water drains away from your foundation.
  • Repairing leaky faucets, water pipes, and air conditioning units.
  • Adjusting your sprinkler system to minimize water pooling on your lawn.
  • Reducing humidity in your crawlspace or basement by providing adequate ventilation, sump pumps, and/or polyethylene soil covers.

Elsewhere, sealing all foundational cracks and crevices while keeping your yard free of any rotting wood, decaying grass and leaves helps guard against millipedes too.

You can also use vacuum cleaners to remove millipedes from walls and floors. If you’re struggling to remove these pests from your home, call Terminix Canada. We provide residential and commercial millipede extermination that gets rid of these crawling critters for good.

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