Is there a millipede infestation in your garden? What about your crawl space? Neither of these situations would be ideal. The millipede is a round-bodied creature that enjoys eating decaying wood and leaves. If you’ve seen flat-bodied creatures crawling around your home these may be centipedes – but a millipede could never be mistaken for an earwig, which has pincers. You shouldn’t have to spend time worrying about crawling creatures like millipedes ruining your plants, or meandering across your foot in the dark. Thankfully, millipedes are preventable. Fox Pest Control, your Baltimore pest control experts, wants to help you control millipedes; we want you and your family to feel comfortable in your Baltimore home.
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You might already know you have a millipede infestation, but here are a few of the most common signs millipede exterminators look for in the Baltimore area.
Millipedes need specific weather, humidity, and temperature conditions to survive. Depending on the time of the year, they can be seen moving from spot to spot seeking just the right conditions.
Because they require a huge amount of moisture to live, millipedes will die easily if they are exposed to hot, dry conditions, or if they get caught inside a home. Dead millipedes will roll into a tight bun.
When millipedes gather in large numbers, their moist exoskeleton will leave a musty scent behind.
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Millipedes look a lot like worms, but they have a lot of legs.
They can't hurt you, but they do eat plants in your garden,
and they can find their way into your home, looking for food inside, too.
They like to hang out in dark and damp places, like your basement or laundry room.
And they can be scary to come across.
When you see millipedes inside or outside your home, call Fox Pest Control.
We'll send a certified and licensed technician to your home that same day to get rid of your millipedes.
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Millipedes are easily controlled with Fox Pest Control. Our products are specifically designed to get rid of pests and help you feel safe and comfortable in your own home. Call Fox Pest Control today for a free consultation and quote.
In Baltimore just like earthworms, millipedes might crawl toward the house or porch as the temperatures cool or after rainfall. Millipedes can come out in large numbers and crawl toward the house during certain seasons.
Although millipedes don’t bite and won’t damage homes, they can produce a foul secretion that can irritate the skin, so it’s always best not to pick them up, and if you see too many of them, call Fox and get rid of millipedes right away.
Millipedes depend on lots of moisture to survive long, so if they get stuck inside the house, they are likely to dry out and perish within a few days.
Most of the time, millipedes are scavengers that eat decaying plant materials like leaves and water-damaged wood. If their habitat dries out, they may start to eat living plants in order to stay hydrated.
Millipedes search for dark, moist places that shelter them from the sun because most of them are unlikely to survive long without water.
To ensure our customer's safety, we insist on a thorough screening process for all Fox Pest Control Technicians. They also complete extensive training in the classroom and on the job with an experienced mentor before servicing alone.
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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Baltimore, MD home or business between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give our Baltimore office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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