Millipede Identification and Control

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

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How to Identify a Millipede

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. 

Where Do They Come From

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

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Where Can I Find Them

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




Decaying/moist organic material

Impact :

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

Tips & Tricks

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How To Prevent Millipedes

  • 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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How To Control

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.


Our Approach to Pest Control

Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.

Driven By Science. Lead By Service.

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Assess Situation

First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.

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Execute Action Plan

Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.

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Track Success

Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.

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