Alternative Environments understands how to prevent millipedes. They can’t really bite, and they kill other insects such as spiders, bed bugs and cockroaches. Nonetheless, nobody really wants to see house centipedes inside their home. These fast-moving, many legged creatures come out at night to hunt, and leave no evidence of their existence – until you turn on a light in a room and find one.
Centipedes hide in moist, dark and secluded areas inside the home, such as bathrooms and closets. They can also be found in:
- Bathroom cabinets
- Kitchen cabinets
- Cracks and crevices in woodwork
The presence of centipedes in your home should be a red flag indicating the presence of other pests on the premises. Removal of their food supply – these pests- will take care of the centipedes as well.
We are experts in how to prevent millipedes! Millipedes are small brown arthropods with an exoskeleton and jointed bodies. Like centipedes, millipedes have many legs. Another similarity is that these bugs are generally beneficial. In the wild, millipedes feed on rotting leaves and other plant matter, breaking it down. You may see the occasional millipede in your home; if so, eliminating moist areas in and around the house should kill them or discourage them from entering.
If you suspect you have centipedes or millipedes, call AEL Pest Solutions. Our experts will identify the insect and severity of infestation, treat the area with the appropriate insecticide, and identify the access routes used by these insects. These are usually areas high in moisture or organic material close to the home.