How to Get Rid of Millipedes

Black millipede

HOW to GET RID of MILLIPEDE

Millipedes are oval and 1-1/2″ long. They have segmented with many legs and they coil up when they are resting or dead. All millipedes have two pairs of legs attached to each body segment. They are brown or black but some can be orange or red. Millipedes usually decease within a few days of coming into your home unless there is a source of high moisture and food supply. They only come into the house on extremely wet season or extreme drought. Millipedes are nocturnal pests.

INSPECTION

Millipedes will be only that has moisture, wood debris, rock, grass clippings, leaf litter, decaying organic matter, under trash, grass clippings, mulch, rotting firewood.

CONTROL METHOD

Prevention:

  1. Remove debris and objects that can hold moisture
  2. Store firewood off the ground.
  3. You should water lawns in the morning to encourage drying by the afternoon.
  4. Flower beds should not be overly mulched.
  5. Entry into the buildings should be fixed such as in cracks and crevices, siding, windows, doors, pipes, wires, and anywhere else.
  6. Vacuum often.

Outdoor treatment is essential to help control millipedes. You can use granule (DEMAND G GRANULES, BIFEN GRANULES) using a hand spreader ( HANDLE SPREADER), liquid sprays (LambdaStar 9.7% CSFenvaStar EcoCap) using a hand sprayer .

Using the amount instructed on the label, apply the liquid spray with a mist nozzle or granule uniformly on your whole entire lawn, large turfs, or other landscaped areas. This treatment is called a broadcast treatment. You can also spread a band around your home which will make a zone around your house. This is called a barrier treatment because they make a barrier around your home. Indoor treatment is different. Using liquid spray (LambdaStar 9.7% CSFenvaStar EcoCap) with a pinpoint nozzle (CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER) with the amount instructed on the label, spray around window/door frames, cracks and crevices, closets, bathrooms, kitchen, sink, basement, attics, and anywhere else that have moisture.

Since millipedes come into your home through cracks and crevices, they might live inside the voids in the walls. Void treatment is a treatment into a place that you cannot reach. You will need to make an access into your wall (i.e. drilling a hole into your wall or removing an electric outlet cover) and use dust (DELTA DUST, PYGANIC DUST) using a duster (BELLOW BULB DUSTER ). Following the instructed amount of dust to use inside the duster, you will need to apply the dust not directly into the hole but around the inside of the hole. DO NOT OVER USE DUST and do not apply where children and pets are present and can touch. In places where there is excessive moisture use a dehumidifier to get rid of the moisture.

LambdaStar 9.7% CS BIFEN GRANULES
LambdaStar Bifen

These products can be used with this item:

HANDLE SPREADER  CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER
Handle Spreader  Chapin 1 gallon Sprayer
FenvaStar EcoCap CYPER WP    
FenvaStar Cyper WP    

These products can be used with this item:

 
 
DELTA DUST pyganic
Delta PyGanic

This product can be use with these items:

BELLOW BULB DUSTER  
Bellow Bulb Duster  

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Date: Wednesday, 13. January 2010 13:53
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19 comments

  1. 1

    I have these very small millipedes that are on my outside wall of the house. Many thousands get in to my pool. How can I get rid of them.

  2. 2

    Hey Paul,

    Alright, if you want to treat for millipedes on your walls, as spot treatments,
    I would recommend using Masterline Bifenthrin.
    Because the source is probably on a nearby lawn,
    you can either apply to Mastline Bifenthrin on the lawn also,
    or you can use granules such as the Bifen Granulars.

    Both these products will be effective for the control of millipedes.
    I’d be careful not to let any of the chemicals get mixed with the pool water.
    There are actually certain restrictions on using pesticides near certain bodies of water.
    Please check the product label before doing anything.

  3. 3

    where can i purchase this product in tyler, texas i am desperate they come in my house

  4. 4

    Hey Tom Green,

    All the products that we sell are professionally used products and you would need a license to purchase them.
    However, because we obtain a broker’s license, we are aloud to maintain an internet shopping mall business to sell these products to the general public. If you would like to purchase this product somewhere locally, you would have to find a company on the island of Hawaii that has a broker’s license. Best of luck!

  5. 5

    I have recently moved into a house outside city limits. We have been there two weeks and every night we kill hundreds of millipedes IN our house. They are in every room. The house was very dirty and moist when we moved in. The lawn was also overgrown, we have cleaned that out as well. I need to get rid of them. I’m also concerned about WHERE they are coming from. What do we do?

  6. 6

    Hi Rhiannon,
    The first thing you need to do is get rid of all moisture sources. Search your whole house for any moist areas such as under the sink or in the bathroom. Once you have fully eliminated all visible moisture sources, you should see a decrease in the amount of millipedes you see. The most likely source of these millipedes sounds like it would either be in the kitchen, bathroom, or underneath the house. Unfortunately, there is no specific millipede killer, but a general-use pesticide such as Masterline that lists millipedes as a target pest should work. Good luck!

  7. 7

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    MY LAWN AND EXTERIOR HOMM ARE LOADED WITH MILLOPEDES AFTER EAch rain(AND THIS IS THE RAINY SEASON)….HELP!!! HOW CAN I FINALLY KILL ALL THEM ONCE AND FOR ALL. I HAVE NO WET SPOTS AND ONLY WATER IN THE MORNING. WHAT IS THE BEST GRANUAL TO SPREAD ON THE LAWN FOR THE FINAL SOLUTION…..THANKS,
    HARC

  8. 8

    Hello Harvey! It’s not difficult to get rid of millipedes on the lawn! Talstar EZ Granular Insecticide (http://www.pestmall.com/talstar-ez-granular-excellent-control-of-fleas-and-ticks.html) is a great product that will help you get rid of the millipedes in the yard on contact. I hope that is what you were looking for and if it is not, feel free to let me know! :)

  9. 9

    Every morning they are tons of milipedes in my pool. I’m not sure where they are coming from but they just crawl right onto the edge and fall in. It’s Very annoying having to get these out of a 10 foot pool everyday. I have never seen one in or on my house though. Sometimes crawling around outside, but usually just on the bottom on my pool. Any suggestions?

  10. 10

    Hello Brianna,
    It definitely sounds like they are initially attracted to the pool because of the excessive moisture. I am assuming there is a grassy area that goes around the perimeter of the entire pool area (including the pool itself and the sidewalk area that surrounds the pool). You can apply a product like Talstar Pro or Suspend SC every 2 months. You want to make sure that the area is completely dry before you make contact with it.

  11. 11

    I have the same problem as Brianna and need to figure out how to get rid of them. I know it’s the water that is attracting them. Where can Talstar Pro or Suspend SC be purchased and will either of them harm the water or the swimmer?

  12. 12

    Hi Diane,
    Unfortunately, you cannot apply insecticides in the water or even to the edge of the pool for that matter. It has to be applied away from the pool, on the surrounding area. Talstar Pro and Suspend SC can be purchased online in our store at http://www.pestmall.com or you can try to find a local distributor, although we do not have any information on that. If you have any questions, feel free to call us.

  13. 13

    I HAVE ALSO FOUND THEM IN MY POOL ANDHOTTUB BUT HUNDREDS EVERY MORNING AND EVEN SOMETIMES DURING THE DAY WHEN WE ARE SWIMMING. WE HAVE ALSO FOUND THEM INOUR HOME. BUT MY QUESTION IS WE HAVE WELL WATER AND I AM AFRAID OF USING PESTICIDES ON THE GRASS. I DO NOTWANT TO CONTAMINATE MINE AND MY KIDS WATER. SHOULD I JUST HIRE A PRO OR WHAT???

  14. 14

    Hi Kim,

    We do recommend inquiring this issue to a professional that is able to go out and inspect the premises and to visually inspect the layout of the grounds. It is possible that if you apply pesticides near a well, you may contaminate the water, so we do not recommend applying the pesticide before the opinion of different professionals. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

  15. 15

    i have millipedes in and outside my house. i dont know how they get inside the house,i dont have messy house, I sanitise my house every morning but this thing still come in inside. my baby boy accidently ate it few time. it make me worry about his health and I my self it phobia to crawler. which product i should purchase to make this sucker go away? thank you

  16. 16

    The millipedes are probably foraging indoors due to a moisture source problem. I would first inspect around the home to see if there’s a possible moisture source problem. If you have mulch around the house, pushing the mulch back a few inches also helps reduce moisture around the home. Since millipedes forage indoors from outside I would begin treatment around the outer perimeter of the home with a product like Suspend SC. This product can also be sprayed along all window, door frames, and along the baseboard areas. Once the applied insecticide has fully dried people can safely reoccupy the treated area.

  17. 17

    soo..thank you so much.

  18. 18

    Hi I have millipedes that are all over my front porch and wall each morning is there something I can get to get rid of them, my lawn iis raised at the side of my front door. And there are a lot of them on the footpath too.

  19. 19

    Millipede problems indicate that there’s lots of moisture in the area. The best thing to do is first try to eliminate the problem, if possible. The next best thing to do would be to treat the area with a granular insecticide such as Talstar EZ or Delta Guard G Granules.

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