Manage Millipede Mayhem in Your Home

Millipedes marching into your space? Our control strategies at Marett Pest Control offer lasting relief from these multi-legged invaders. In South Carolina, millipedes are common, especially in moist environments. While harmless, their presence can be off-putting. Our team is adept at identifying millipede habitats and implementing effective control measures to keep your home and garden millipede-free.

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How To Identify Millipedes

  • Millipedes are elongated insects with two pairs of legs per body segment, appearing as if they have hundreds of legs.
  • They are typically 1 to 2 inches long, with a cylindrical, segmented body, and range from black to brown in color.
  • Millipedes curl up into a tight coil when disturbed or dead.
  • They move slowly and are often found in damp areas such as basements, bathrooms, and under mulch.
  • In South Carolina, common species include the American Millipede and the Garden Millipede.

Millipedes Habits

  • Millipedes are decomposers, feeding on decaying organic matter in moist environments.
  • They are most active at night and are often found in and around gardens, basements, and crawl spaces.
  • Millipedes do not cause structural damage but can invade homes in large numbers, especially after heavy rain.
  • They prefer moist environments and may enter homes during dry or hot periods in search of moisture.
  • Millipedes are slow-moving and pose no direct threat to humans.

How To Prevent Millipedes

  • Reduce moisture around your home by fixing leaks and ensuring proper drainage.
  • Remove leaf litter, grass clippings, and other organic debris from around your property.
  • Seal cracks and gaps in your home’s foundation, doors, and windows to prevent entry.
  • Use dehumidifiers in damp areas of your home like basements and crawl spaces.
  • For effective millipede control, contact Marett Pest Control for professional inspection and targeted treatment.
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