You have to wonder why an insect that thrives underground where there is plenty of moisture and organic matter to feed on and that cannot survive more than a few days inside structures would try to get in. I mean who (or what) does that? I know that jumping out of an airplane without a parachute or swimming in shark-infested waters could and likely would end very bad for me so I would pass on both those exhilarating experiences. Why wouldn’t millipedes do the same?
I believe the answer is they’re not natural born navigators. Often they end up inside by accident in their search for moisture. Crawlspaces and basements that are damp are prone to millipede infestations but almost every part of the home is susceptible to these critters especially bathrooms and kitchens because of the available moisture.
It’s not uncommon to find a few millipedes here and there but we’ve also received calls from concerned homeowners who were seeing hundreds of thousands. Though they’re not a threat to health or property, do not reproduce inside and will eventually die, you really don’t want them inside do you?
Keep these creepy pests out with help from All-American Pest Control. Unlike bed bugs that are introduced to homes on belongings or people, millipede problems start outside the structure. That’s why we focus on the outside with perimeter applications that are effective against millipedes and other pests that have a tendency to slip inside through cracks and openings. In some cases, we’ve found it most effective to treat under the soil as well.
If you’re suddenly entertaining millipedes all over your home or have noticed these pests curled up in balls on your deck and want them gone, give us a call. Serving Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin as well as all of Middle Tennessee, our locally owned and family operated pest control company is ready to help you evict these worm-like insects and all their friends. Schedule your free home evaluation today!