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Millipedes Facts

  • Millipedes vary in size from ½ inch to several inches.
  • Millipedes are dark brown, dark gray or black in color.


Millipedes are attracted to moist vegetation and leaf litter. To prevent infestation, keep mulch less the 2 inches thick and remove any decaying vegetation and leaf litter from outside of your home. Seal exterior cracks. The infestation will need to be treated directly by a pest control professional. Although you can reduce their presence, it may be impossible to completely eliminate them.

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