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Controlling Millipedes Around Your Lawrenceville Home

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How often do you see millipedes crawling around outside or inside your Lawrenceville home? If seeing these pests is at least a weekly occurrence, you are in the right place. Today we will be discussing some of the problems millipedes cause for homeowners and offering five no-sweat tips and tricks to keep these pests away from your home. Call our team at ProCare Pest Services now if you do not have time to research millipedes and you are just looking for a fast solution to keep these pests out. We will schedule your home for a service visit and quickly address your problem.

How To Identify A Millipede

Millipedes come in a variety of sizes and color variations. The most common type of millipede in Lawrenceville is black or brown and has some red, orange, or mottled patterns. You are most likely to find these pests hiding around moist/secluded areas in and around your home. Depending on its age, this pest can have anywhere from 30 to 90 pairs of millipede legs. Small millipedes can be as tiny as 1/16” long whereas individuals who live long enough can grow to be over four inches long. That is pretty big. If you suspect your Lawrenceville home has a millipede problem but are not certain, let our team come to have a look. We will perform a detailed inspection and identify if you have a problem. 

Millipedes Are More Of A Nuisance Than A Danger

The one upside to millipedes is that they are not harmful pests. They do not spread any dangerous diseases nor do they have venom. Some species, however, have a toxin on their bodies that causes minor skin irritation. For this reason, we do not recommend picking up a millipede bug with your bare hands. If you notice one of these pests inside your home, pick it up with a piece of paper towel or toilet paper and transfer it outdoors. Millipedes love eating small insects and will help reduce pest populations on your property. The trick to keeping them out of your home is to put in place some form of pest control, whether DIY or professional grade.

Five No-Sweat Tips To Prevent Millipedes In Your Home

If you have some time on your hands and want to prevent Georgia millipedes on your own, we recommend using some DIY methods. Here are five no-sweat tips to keep these pests out of your living areas.

  1. Check your home’s foundation for gaps, cracks, and holes. Seal trouble areas using a caulking gun or some liquid cement.
  2. Make sure all of your doors have adequate door sweeps and weatherstripping.
  3. Repair damaged screens around your home.
  4. Avoid overwatering your lawn and invest in a dethatching service if it needs it.
  5. Trim a five-foot area around your home’s exterior so that the sun can keep your foundation dry. 

The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Millipede Problem

In order to protect your home against millipedes and other invasive pests, you need a quality pest control plan courtesy of ProCare Pest Services. Our team of licensed and trained technicians will inspect your home for pest pressures, identify where bugs are getting in, and use advanced control measures to address current infestations. We will then install an invisible pest barrier around your home’s exterior. Depending on the level of protection you are looking for, we will then schedule your home for monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, or yearly service visits.

Call now to make an appointment for your home or to learn more about our quality pest control in Lawrenceville. We are your best choice for the job at hand.