Millipedes, also known as thousand leggers, are slow moving pests that typically appear in the basement or garage. They thrive under beds of mulch and will make their way indoors from there. Millipedes will do no harm to your property or to a person. They rarely survive indoors for long periods unless you have a high moisture area and they are able to find a food source, typically decaying plants or dead insects.
Controlling millipedes in New Jersey
Keep lawns well-manicured, watering them, if necessary, in the morning to give them ample time to dry out.
Exclude them sealing cracks and crevices and focusing on drains and pipes into the home which is how they typically enter.
Prevent moisture in crawlspaces and throughout the whole house with the use of a whole house dehumidifier.
Do not allow piles of debris like leaf litter, twigs, etc. to build-up around the exterior of the home. Debris makes a perfect living environment for millipedes and they will attempt to enter your home.
Gain control with an exterior perimeter treatment like that from our Home Protection Plan.