Millipedes: Schedule service: Free E-Quote

Usually growing no larger than 2 inches in length, the millipedes most common to NJ are brown or black in color. They are distinct from centipedes in that they have two pairs of legs per body segment whereas centipedes have only one. They feed mostly on decaying organic material in and around their harborage areas.

Harborages: Found primarily in moist vegetation and mulch outdoors, they may occasionally wander indoors or survive in wet areas in garages or basements.

Process of Alimination:

Because millipedes cannot survive long without moisture, reducing moisture in potential harborage areas is critical. This includes moving mulch and dense vegetation further away from the exterior of the structure, sealing cracks and crevices to prevent entry points, removal of organic matter where they may be breeding, and a professional insecticide treatment in harborage areas.