Millipede Identification

Millipedes, like centipedes, are arthropods. They are very similar, but there are a few simple ways to distinguish these from centipedes. Millipedes have long, thick tubular bodies; they slightly resemble a nightcrawler, but with many legs. Where centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment, millipedes have two pairs.

These critters also prefer to live in damp, moist areas. They have similar habitats to centipedes, so they can be hiding among wood, rocks, and leaves or be found inside your home in moist, dark areas. Millipedes also burrow underground, which is another trait they share with worms.

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Unlike centipedes, millipedes do not bite. However, they do produce a defensive secretion, but this is generally not known to be harmful to humans. So, while millipedes are quite harmless, they are not exactly a pleasant or welcome sight, especially in the comfort of your home. If you want them gone, it’s time to give us a call.

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