Millipede Pest Control

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How we treat:

We’ll use our expert knowledge of millipede biology to effectively and safely prevent and protect your home like it was our own. See how.

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Free pest inspection. Same day service.
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Getting rid of millipedes is as easy as 1, 2 and 3

We thoroughly inspect areas where millipedes thrive, both inside and outside the home.
Based on our inspection we implement a tailored treatment plan targeting affected areas, as well as millipede hiding spots and breeding grounds.
Recommendations for moisture control measures may be provided, as well as outdoor treatments to address potential infestation sources.
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Excel’s proven process

Our proven approach to delivering a pest-free, worry-free environment. Guaranteed.
We’ll inspect your home inside and out, and top to bottom to spot current and potential pest problems.
We’ll assess and correctly identify any active pests. Pest species and biology is considered to choose the right treatment option.
We’ve identified your pests, now we’ll treat them using safe and effective treatment methods with only EPA registered products.
Report Back
We’ll provide service reports via email letting you know who was there, what they did, and what happens next.
Monitor and Maintain
We’ll prevent pests from returning with our ‘set it and forget it’ maintenance plan. Keeping you one step ahead of mother nature.
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You’ll feel great and rest easy knowing your home, family and pets are in good hands.

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Pests, not so much.

“I’m definitely as environmentally conscious as I can be…a lot of these companies come out and they say, we’re the professionals, we’ll take care of it. You just cut us a check and don’t worry about the details. The fact that you explain the details matters a lot.”

— Residential customer

“I did talk to a number of pest control companies, and when I considered the value of their being willing to come out anytime I have a problem I went with them. That freedom to just call is very valuable to me.”

— Residential customer
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Quick reference

Frequently asked questions

What do millipedes look like and why are they concerning?
Millipedes are small, slow moving insects. They have segmented, worm-like bodies that are generally brown or black. Each of the first three or so body segments has one pair of legs, and each of the rest has two pairs. Adults usually grow to be about 2.5 to 4 cm long. Millipedes travel in large numbers, and while they do not cause damage to food, furniture, or structures, they can destroy gardens and infest homes and businesses. Millipedes do not sting or bite, but there are some species that, when handled, will excrete a defensive fluid that is foul smelling and can irritate skin. These species have red or orange markings on their bodies.
Where do millipedes live?
Millipedes like dark, damp climates and high moisture so they will generally live underneath debris piles, mulch, or soil. They feed on decaying vegetation so any areas, like crawl spaces, that have dead leaves or damp and decaying wood are attractive to millipedes. They may enter a home or building if their outdoor climate becomes too dry and warm. Once inside, they’ll hide under boxes or furniture. They will not live long, though, as indoor areas do not generally have exceptionally damp environments or decaying vegetation for them to feed on.
Why do I have a millipede problem?
Millipedes will be attracted to any rotting firewood, trash, grass clippings or other organic matter that is lying around the yard. They are also drawn to light, so they will gather wherever there is a light source, like patios, decks, and parking lots. Once they are near a building, they may find their way inside through cracks and crevices in the foundation walls or the gaps around windows and doors. They will enter if they are attracted to an indoor light source, or if their outdoor habitat becomes too dry.
When are millipedes active?
Millipedes are most active during rainy seasons, as they prefer very damp climates. However, heavy rains may flood their habitat and lead them to migrate to a new area. They will also migrate in the fall, probably to find a place to spend the winter. During migrations, millipedes frequently find their way into homes and businesses. They are also known to invade buildings during extremely wet seasons or droughts.
What’s the best way to prevent a millipede infestation?
In order to prevent millipedes from invading a home or business, all possible entrances should be sealed. This means repairing any cracks in the foundation and sealing gaps around windows and doors. Organic debris should be removed from the property and there should be a barrier between the home and any mulch, soil, or grass. Using dehumidifiers to lessen moisture levels in areas like basements can greatly reduce the risk of luring millipedes inside. To get rid of millipedes on your property call EXCEL today and have one of our experts visit you.

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