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Are Millipedes In Portland Dangerous?

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.

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Keeping Millipedes And Centipedes Out Of Your New England Home

DATE POSTED: January 17, 2019

Are you familiar with the children's rhyme “I know an old lady…”? It goes something like, I know an old lady who swallowed a fly, then she swallowed a spider to catch the fly, then swallowed a bird to catch the spider, and on and on. You might wonder what that has to do with keeping millipedes and centipedes out of your New England home… bear with us.

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Are Millipedes Dangerous?

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…

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Don't Play Games With Millipedes

DATE POSTED: December 16, 2015

There is a good chance, if you are old enough, that you remember the game Centipede. Produced by Atari, it could be played either at the local mall arcade or on the home Atari game system. Centipede is a vertically oriented shoot-em-up game that was designed by Ed Logg and Dona Bailey. In this game the player defends himself or herself against a host of spiders, scorpions, fleas and, yes…

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