DATE POSTED: July 14, 2021
Have you ever spotted a centipede or a millipede in your home? If you live in Connecticut, you probably have. While centipedes are notable for their many pairs of legs (anywhere from 15-177 pairs), they are actually infrequently seen by humans because of their nocturnal nature. Traditionally, their body is yellow to dark brown in color and sometimes have striped markings. Centipedes are also…
DATE POSTED: May 17, 2021
By and large, millipedes are considered to be nuisance pests. This means they do not pose any direct threat to us humans. However, they do come with a few drawbacks. Many millipedes will emit a foul-smelling odor if they feel threatened.
DATE POSTED: May 11, 2020
What’s that bug with a thousand legs? Many people would have a hard time telling you the difference between millipedes and centipedes. They are long bugs with several pairs of legs. The details may not seem as important as getting them out of your house. However, knowing whether you’re dealing with millipedes or centipedes can make a difference in prevention.
DATE POSTED: December 20, 2019
While not necessarily dangerous to human health, both centipedes and millipedes are obnoxious pests that can be difficult to remove from the home. And these arthropods can signify the presence of predator pests within the home, prompting the need for an immediate inspection.
DATE POSTED: February 20, 2017
Not unless you consider "curling up into a tight pinwheel," dangerous. These skittish little critters coil tightly in response to danger. They don't attack. Millipedes are also herbivores. That means they eat vegetation. They have no interest in biting humans; they don't have venom; and they are not known to spread infectious diseases, harmful bacteria, or parasites to humans. Some species of…
DATE POSTED: August 11, 2016
If you deal with millipedes in, or around, your property, we don't have to tell you how maddening these little insects can be. These critters can invade by the hundreds. So, we've decided to write up this simple guide to help you better understand these occasional invaders. Hopefully, it will reduce any nervousness you may have and give you some ideas on how you can fight back.