Carpet Beetle

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Giant Centipede

House Centipede

Millipede

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Millipede

Description:

Millipede

Millipede Outside

Millipedes range from dark brown to black.  They can be up to 5 inches in length and have 2 pairs of legs per body segment.

Behavior:

Millipedes need moisture to live.  They are found living in moist vegetation, leaf litter, and mulch. They survive upon the decaying organic matter these areas are rich in. Millipedes are frequently found outside; however they can survive indoors in moist basements and crawl spaces.

Control:

Management begins with improved sanitation. Clean up leaf piles and raise potted plants. A pest control program will also help reduce millipedes.

Fun Fact:

Under the right conditions, their “migrations” can occur. Where considerable amounts of decaying organic matter are found, such as thick leaf litter under trees or thick thatch layers in lawns, thousands of Millipedes might be produced.