There are many varieties of millipedes that are located in Boca Raton, FL. Millipedes are brown and 2.5 to 4 centimeters long. Millipedes are super thin, but very long and have 2 pairs of legs per body segment. These tiny pests will lay eggs in the ground, that after hatching, require two years to fully mature.
More About Boca Raton Millipedes
It is common to see millipedes inside and outside your home. Inside, millipedes typically look for moist places and outside they are seen in gardens and flowerbeds. You’ll often find this insect outside of your property if you have mulch or vegetation surrounding it. Millipedes enjoy moist earth or a humid environment. They feast on decaying timber and leaves.
Come Fall season, you will start seeing the millipedes start to migrate, departing the habitat they have used as their home for the last several months. Often the millipedes start migrating to prepare for the winter season, however, sometimes with significant rainfall, you will see them emerge and migrate. Once they have emerged is when you start to see them inside your property.
How Do Millipedes Invade Your House?
When millipedes first emerge from the ground to start their life, they will look for shelter on your patio area or deck, however, they often don’t stay there long.
Once they have invaded your patio or porch, they will look for a way inside your property, typically through a tiny gap that you haven’t seen.
To prevent them from entering your home it is recommended to check the seals on your doors and windows, garage doors, vents, crawl space entrance and lower level entryways.
– Eliminate any extra compost. Try to ensure a gap of at least six inches in between any foundation level flowerbeds up against your home. You may need to remove grass, leaves, and mulch to make this happen.
– Examine the screens on your vents, doors and also windows. It is crucial that attic and crawl space screens are secure and not damaged. All-access doors must be shut and sealed off firmly, getting rid of anywhere that insects can get into your home.
– Ensure that windows and doors have weather stripping that is free from damage. If you notice weather stripping that misaligned or has any problems with it, it needs to be corrected. Your ground level doors should also be secured by weather stripping. Anytime you can see lighting below a door it should be repaired.
Phone our Boca Raton millipede control experts at (561) 277-3335 if you need help exterminating or preventing these pests on your property.