Millipedes Exterminator in Durham & Greater Toronto area

Although Millipedes do not bite, sting, they could transmit diseases or even cause structural damage to your home and some species have been known to release a liquid that can be irritating to eyes and skin. This is why we advice you to call a professional if you see several millipedes in your home.

The Nature Millipedes

Millipedes are a nuisance and an annoying pest that often frequents a yard or sneaks indoors because of moisture that attracts them. Millipedes can be a problem when the weather starts getting cold as they look for a warm place to spend the winter. If there is excessive rain, this triggers them to move into homes for shelter.

Millipedes Toxins Stink

MIllipedes emit a fluid toxin to defend themselves from predators. Some species of millipede can spray this fluid several inches. The fluid can cause skin irritation and should be washed immediately. Additional scrubbing may be required to get rid of the odour.

The Attack of the Millipedes

The life cycle of millipedes is typically two to four weeks when penetrating homes and failing to seek favourable living conditions. Millipedes’ diet differs from centipedes’ in that they primarily feed on decaying matter although some feed on small insects. These particular arthropods live in soil, causing damage to young plants by attacking roots and stripping stems.

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It is Difficult to Prevent Millipedes Infestation by Yourself

Ultimately, preventing a millipede infestation is a very difficult task and should be left to the professionals.

In the meantime, sealing all foundational cracks and crevices while keeping your yard free of any rotting wood, decaying grass and leaves helps guard against millipedes. You can also use vacuum cleaners to remove millipedes from walls and floors

Millipedes will die off quickly without moisture. Keeping your home dry is one way to detract against these creatures. You can also help keep millipedes out of your home by:

  • making sure weather stripping is intact around doors
  • sealing off window edges
  • caulking openings
  • sealing any holes or openings in the home’s foundation
  • fixing any plumbing leaks
Keep Millipedes Out of Your Home

Millipedes are naturally drawn to damp areas. They also like to hide underneath debris, such as leaf piles. Sometimes millipedes will come into homes looking for moisture. You might find them in damp areas such as first-floor laundry rooms and basements.

Millipedes are naturally drawn to damp areas. They also like to hide underneath debris, such as leaf piles. Sometimes millipedes will come into homes looking for moisture. You might find them in damp areas such as first-floor laundry rooms and basements.

While they won’t bite or cause any other kind of bodily harm, millipedes can become a nuisance if they reproduce and decide to turn your home into their own.

To date, there are over 12,000 known living species of millipedes worldwide. Still, as with handling any animals, it’s important to take extra care. Allergic or irritant reactions are possible, especially if you come into contact with a millipede that emits toxins from its glands as a natural defense mechanism.

Why Hire ZOLO

Hiring a professional pest control company from the beginning will save you so much time and stress, rather than going through trial and error by doing it yourself. Leave the hard work to the professionals with the know-how to quickly eliminate your pest problem once and for all. Save yourself time, energy, and frustration by hiring our reputable pest control company. Our trained and licensed pest technicians will be able to solve your problem quickly and effectively because they are knowledgeable about pests and effective treatments. After all, it is what they do every day. Stop throwing away your time and hard-earned money only to have to call a professional anyway. Get professional help and get it done right the first time.

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