Millipedes, the double footed lookalike of the centipede. Although similar in appearance, the differences between the two are stark. For one, millipedes are not venomous. They won’t bite or sting, but they may emit a nasty smelling liquid—so you may want to avoid picking them up. If you just can’t help yourself or have to handle a millipede, it’s suggested you wash your hands immediately afterwards as with any insect that spends it’s life crawling through debris and decaying matter. Millipedes are rarely found inside homes, as they won’t live long outside of damp conditions. If you continually see millipedes in your home, it may be indicative of larger problems such as water damage. As with many pests, it’s recommended that you keep debris and decaying matter away from exterior walls and manage points of moisture across your property. If you have any questions or need any help with your pest control problems, the 855Bugs team is here to help you! Contact us today for a free inspection and to learn more about our services, like our Don’t Bug Me Plan.

 

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