Millipedes: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Millipede species come in a wide range of sizes from 2 millimeters to 15 inches in length
  • They appear wormlike except with legs along its underbelly
  • Millipedes will curl up their bodies into a tight spiral while at rest or when they feel threatened, in order to protect its belly

Active Season

  • Millipedes are most active during Spring and Summer
  • They can be seen year-round inside

Interesting Facts

  • The word Millipede means “thousand foot” however the record holding Millipede had only 750 feet
  • Most home invading Millipedes are 1-1½ inches, however some have been found as long as 15 inches in length

Cause for Concern

  • When Millipedes are found indoors it is often a sign that there is a moisture problem in the area  
  • They do not damage any household items or structure but are mostly regarded as unsightly and intimidating

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Most Millipede treatments can be completed in the basement alone which would need to be avoided for 1 hour. If another level of the home does need to be treated, people and pets will need to remain out of the house for 1 hour

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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Millipede Media Gallery

At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”

All our images and video are copyright and are property of Town & Country Pest Solutions. Do not duplicate without written permission. Email our on-staff photographer, Ryan, if you would like permission to use or purchase any of our media.

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