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Centipede and Millipede Control 101: Expert Tips For Kennebunk Homeowners


Centipedes and millipedes are well known for their numerous legs, and many people find these creepy crawling pests disturbing. Both species are frequently seen in the garden and sometimes find their way into homes. If you have problems with these pests in your yard or house, this guide is for you.

Welcome to " Kennebuck Centipede and Millipede Control 101 ," where we will explore more about these multi-legged creatures and help you determine the best way to deal with them. We'll review the differences between these pests and explain why you don't want them hanging around your property. Continue reading to learn how to get rid of centipedes and millipedes and prevent them from coming back with the pros from Big Blue Bug Solutions.

What's The Difference Between Centipedes And Millipedes?

Most people assume that centipedes have 100 legs and millipedes have 1000, but centipedes have between 15 and 177, and millipedes have 40 to 400. Here are some of the other notable differences between centipedes and millipedes:

  • Centipedes are primarily carnivores that eat flies and spiders, while millipedes are scavengers that feed on decaying plants.
  • Millipedes have two sets of legs on each body segment, and centipedes have one pair on each segment.
  • Centipedes have long legs that stick out from the body, and millipede's legs are short and close to the body.
  • Millipedes have cylindrical, inflexible worm-like bodies, and centipedes have flattened, flexible bodies.

If you need assistance identifying or removing millipedes and centipedes on your property or in your home, Big Blue Bug Solutions is here to assist. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a free inspection.

Why You Don't Want Centipedes Or Millipedes Hanging Around Your Home

Centipede or millipede infestations are a nuisance that can cause a few problems. Centipedes have strong jaws and inject venom, so if you try to handle them, you might get a bite that causes a reaction similar to a bee sting. Millipedes have no teeth to bite, but some species release a foul-smelling liquid to keep predators away, which is toxic to small animals and can blister skin.

These pests require a lot of moisture, so if you find them in the house, there is likely a moisture problem. Big Blue Bug Solutions can help you determine what attracts these pests and the best way to get rid of them. Contact us today to learn more about our centipede and millipede control services.

Five No-Sweat Tips To Prevent Centipedes And Millipedes In Your Home

The best method for controlling these pests is proactive prevention. Here are five simple tips to help you avoid another centipede or millipede infestation in the house:

  1. Repair moisture issues like leaking pipes and dripping faucets.
  2. Consider installing a dehumidifier if you have a damp basement.
  3. Seal cracks and crevices on the exterior to remove entryways.
  4. Avoid overwatering your lawn, and keep the grass short.
  5. Remove leaf piles and grass clippings.

If these pests continue to be a problem, Big Blue Bug Solutions is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our pest control services or to request a free inspection.

The Key To Total Centipede And Millipede Control

Big Blue Bug Solutions centipede and millipede pest control services will help you determine why these pests are invading and the best way to eliminate them. Our ongoing pest control services will also create a barrier around your home to prevent all sorts of pests. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a free inspection.