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Getting Rid of Millipedes

We have what we think are millipedes in the garden, when it gets dark they climb up the walls and around the patio door. Then they disappear when daylight comes .I have read all the facts about them, but am unsure of how to get rid of them. We are afraid to use an insecticide as we have 4 doggies. Any suggestions please?

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May 6, 20180 found this helpful

They are attracted to moisture. Make sure all leaks are fixed and use a dehumidifier.

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May 8, 20180 found this helpful

Hi,
They are living in the grass.....we live in Scotland

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May 6, 20180 found this helpful

wow I always thought those things were cool looking. we live near a rainforest so see them all the time

so maybe they're diagnosing the fact that wooden structures in your home such as decks and walls are waterlogged or rotting for they love decaying wood. If you have any falling wooden structure in your land you best get rid of it, or if you store firewood make sure it's dry

aside from that, simple wood ash like from a fireplace is a good deterrent for them, in addition to diatomaceous earth www.getridofthings.com/.../

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aside from that

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May 8, 20180 found this helpful

Hi There..
We are in a new build house and don't have decking...So we have nothing that is rotten to attract them

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May 8, 20180 found this helpful

While i love millipedes in my garden, i wouldn't want them crawling around my patio and up walls. On the Terminix site (i researched them a few years ago) it says:
"Although a millipede's natural home is not inside your home, you may find them in the spring and fall after long periods of rain or drought. But they won't be there for long. Because millipedes require such high moisture levels, they usually die within one to two days inside a home. So if you have an infestation, simply wait out the "invaders" and vacuum up the remains." i realize that this might not help with an outside problem, but it does indicate that if it stays dry, they might just die off.

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