How To Get Rid Of Millipedes In Your Naples Home


There are many pests that look scary. If there was a competition for the scariest-looking pest, the millipede would have a good shot at winning. These local arthropods are terrifying to observe and annoying to find indoors. If you keep finding these nasty invaders inside your home and you want them out fast, you are in the right place; here is everything you need to know about millipedes and what pest control in Naples works best to get and keep them out. Call Keller’s Pest Control today if you need an immediate solution to pest problems in and around your home. We will pay you a visit and find a treatment option that best meets your pest control needs.

How To Identify A Millipede

Millipedes are long, ground arthropods. They can have anywhere from 40 to 400 legs and have a smooth curved outer shell. When faced with danger, the millipede will curl itself up into a little protected ball. It will stay in this shape until it feels safe. Here in Naples, we have three different types of millipedes: the yellow-banded millipede, the red rusty millipede, and the greenhouse millipede. The yellow-banded millipede is black with yellow bands, the red rusty millipede is a rust color, and the greenhouse millipede has a more obviously segmented black body. If you spot any of these pests inside or around your home and you want to know if you have an active infestation, let our team pay you a visit to perform a detailed pest inspection. 

Why Millipedes Invade Homes

Millipedes need only a few things to survive; food, moisture, and shelter. Most of the time, they are able to find all three of these things outdoors. It is only when the weather becomes too dry, too cold, or too stormy that these creepy pests start to invade homes. Most invasions here in Naples occur in the early to mid-summer. The only thing that stops these pests from getting indoors is a well-sealed exterior. If your home’s walls, foundation, windows, and doors are not properly sealed, you will find a wide range of pests, including millipedes, crawling around inside. The good news is that there are simple DIY and professional methods to prevent this from occurring. 

Four Simple Tips To Prevent Millipedes

If you don’t want millipedes crawling around inside your home, you need to find a method to keep them out. One great place to start is with these four DIY pest exclusion tips.

  1. Fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation with some silicone caulk or liquid cement.
  2. Address damage to doors and windows and make sure they are installed properly.
  3. Fix or replace torn screens and damaged weatherstripping.
  4. Make sure all exterior doors have door sweeps.

For a simpler option to control millipedes in Naples, consider investing in millipede control with our professionals at Keller’s Pest Control. 

The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Millipede Problem

The common millipede only wants to invade your home under certain conditions. Our goal is to make sure these pests have no way to get into your home when the motivation to invade arises. We do this by utilizing advanced pest control methods. The benefit of these treatments is that you gain protection against a wide range of common pests in our area, not just millipedes. If that sounds good to you, we are ready to help you get started.

Call now to learn more about our general pest control options and find a plan that will keep millipedes out of your Naples home through every season.

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