MILLIPEDE PEST CONTROL

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The Wisconsin Millipede is much more harmful to plant life than to human life and much less dangerous than their centipede counterparts. The millipedes nature is much more docile and defensive than aggressive by a large stretch, choosing to enter a defensive ball rather than deal with any direct confrontation against them from any predators which makes millipede pest control services very effective.

MILLIPEDE APPEARANCE

While millipedes certainly look like centipedes in many ways, the millipede has two pair of legs for each segment of their body. A millipedes body is also more cylindrical than a centipedes, but they can also have a flat body type. 

MILLIPEDE BEHAVIOR 

Millipedes can thrive in many locations, but are often found in forests to feed on decaying matter. They are much more defensive than offensive and will curl into a defensive spiral ball to protect themselves. Some millipede species will secrete foul tasting and smelling liquids to ward off any attacking predators. 

MILLIPEDE DIET

Most millipedes are not carnivorous, instead they feed mostly on decomposing vegetation or organic matter mixed within soils. Because of this, millipedes are most commonly located in forests, but can thrive anywhere decaying matter sits. This is why millipede treatments and millipede inspections commonly take place in the yard. The omnivorous millipede species however, will also feed on other insects including snails, worms or centipedes. 

MILLIPEDE DANGERS

Compared to the centipede, the millipede is much less dangerous to humans. Millipedes do not bite and instead prefer to go into a defensive mode entirely. Their foul secretions are the only real danger and only if they get into the eye, which can be easily treated by rinsing the eye thoroughly.

Millipedes are most threatening to plant life and can easily destroy crops or sprouting plants requiring a millipede outbreak to be handled quickly before a infestation occurs.

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MasterGuard Milwaukee, WI Branch

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