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Millipede Identification and Control In Utah

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

DIPLOPODA
DIPLOPODA

Millipedes are 1/16 to 2 inches in length and are rounded. They are dark brown to gray, but sometimes are clear. They have two pairs of legs per segment.

They are common in pest monitors and they curl up when dead.

Millipedes lay eggs in soil or organic material and need high moisture.

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Where Can I Find Millipedes?
Where Can I Find Millipedes?

Millipedes lay eggs in soil or organic material and need high moisture.

Name:

Diplopoda

Diet:

Decaying/moist organic material

Impact:

Nuisance, but not a health risk. Indicator of moisture issues.

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How To Prevent Millipedes
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  • Reduce or eliminate moisture issues indoors and outdoors.

  • Exclude entry via caulking, weather stripping, door sweeps, screens, etc.

  • Vacuum any that you find indoors.

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