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Friday October 12, 2012

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Question:

How do I get rid of millipedes in the home? They seem to be dropping from the attic. And what do I use to treat the inside and outside?

Gary, FL

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Answer:

Tis the time of year when outside critters start looking for cozier places to be for the coming winter, and they respond to conditions such as shorter daylight hours, cooling temperatures, or the initial rains of the season. Millipedes are capable of living for several years, even up to 10 years for some large species, so they need to survive a number of winters. We often see the opposite reaction from them too, when large numbers of millipedes may migrate out of natural habitats as those places dry in the hot summer, forcing the millipedes to look for damper, cooler, greener places to live and feed. Dramatic changes in the weather are often the cause of these kinds of movements toward and into structures. 


Thus, for a real shot at long term control the customer needs to be brought into the program too. They should understand that the reason these millipedes are now inside their home is not to find food resources, becau... Read more

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