Bugs in the Basement
Millipedes can be a major pest in some homes in the Canton/Cherokee County areas, especiall in the Spring and Fall.
The live and reproduce in leaves and decaying plant matter.
Habitat: Millipedes live underneath anything similar to humid spaces underneath rocks, houses, and logs.
Range: Millipedes are found in temperate and warm climates worldwide.
Description: Two pairs of jointed legs sit on each body segment, with more than twenty segments per millipede. Most do not grow beyond a foot in length, and are colored in various patterns.
Discussion: Millipedes are serious garden and household pests, being frequent offenders in greenhouses and gardens, where they can destroy progressively more plant life as they reproduce.
Millipedes pose a particular threat to unprotected seedlings. As to how they affect your home, a millipede colony will grow very quickly if left untreated, and have the capability to infest a house with great speed.
Risks: Some millipedes have chemicals that are secreted from pores along the segments of their body, which act as a defense mechanism and an irritant to predators that contact the exoskeleton of the millipede, including humans.
If you have a problem with millipedes…or any other pest… call Canton Termite and Pest Control today at 770-479-1598 and ask for me, Tim McWhirter. I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime.
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PS. Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office.
We provide service throughout zip codes of (Canton)30115, 30114, (Waleska) 30183, and (Ball ground) 30107 and around these areas.