Millipedes are often referred to as thousand leggers. They are normally a beneficial insect as they help decompose leaf litter and grass clippings.
Millipedes are a common problem in homes when a state experiences an unusually wet Spring season
Frequently found in mulch and yards with a heavy build-up of thatch
During wet weather, millipede populations can build up to incredible numbers
Mass migration into the home can occur
Good cultural practices around the home and in the yard helps prevent large populations from developing eliminates some of their food sources and destroys harborage sites
Ongoing, professional pest control around the exterior of the home limits population growth through the use of granular pesticide applications and perimeter spray treatments
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