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How To Control Millipedes In And Around Your Plano Home

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No one needs unwanted pests in their home, including millipedes. Thankfully, if you find that you have a millipede problem in your Plano home, there's help. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we have the experts to identify and eliminate pests in a safe and efficient manner. From our rapid response to our focused continual care, we will ensure that you are rid of pests from your Plano home. Our pest control is aimed at creating a tailored plan, specific to your unique needs.

How To Identify Millipedes

Chances are when you see a creepy, crawly pest, you aren’t going to stop and count its legs. Quite frankly, it may not help you anyhow, as millipedes don't actually have 1000 legs. Depending on the type of millipede, they can have anywhere between 40 and 400 legs.

The millipede is a brown or black, long, worm-like arthropod with a round head and short antennae. Millipedes have long, segmented bodies, and most segments on a millipede will have two pairs of legs. This is not to be confused with the similar-appearing centipede, which only has one pair of legs per segment. Another difference between the two pests is that a centipede will have legs that point away from its body, while a millipede’s legs will point down at the ground, and the centipede is also longer-legged than a millipede. No matter which you have, or if you can’t identify them at all, All-Safe Pest & Termite has your back. We have comprehensive treatment plans that can rid your Plano home of these pests for good.

Why Millipedes On Your Property Can Be A Problem

While a millipede is not poisonous, its glands are capable of producing a fluid that is often the source of allergic reactions in some individuals. These sprayed fluids can also contain hydrochloric acid, which can chemically burn the skin or result in long-term skin discolorations. None of these outcomes are ideal, and eliminating this pest from your home quickly and effectively is the best action you can take. All-Safe Pest & Termite knows what it takes to do just that, and we are always standing by to take your call and lend a helping hand.

Eco-Friendly And Effective Millipede Prevention Tips

It doesn’t take harsh chemicals to prevent millipedes from entering your Plano home. With simple pest control tips, you can keep your house safe from these frustrating pests. Some tips we recommend at All-Safe Pest & Termite to effectively prevent millipedes from entering your Plano home include:

  • Limit or remove mulch from the home especially near the foundation.
  • Seal any cracks and crevices to prevent access points from the outdoors.
  • Keep your spaces dry, especially your basement, with the use of dehumidifiers or the installation of sump pumps or French drains.
  • Check for damp spaces on your property, such as leaky faucets or leaks in downspouts.
  • Remove leaves, yard debris, and waste from your property frequently.
  • Do not overwater your grass or landscaping, which causes pooling of water.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Millipedes And Keep Them Away In Plano

The very best way to get rid of millipedes in your Plano home is to entrust your home to All-Safe Pest & Termite. We will come up with comprehensive treatment plans to rid your home of pests once and for all. After the initial application, we will continue our focused care with follow-up, routine visits. Call our professionals today for expert-level care that will keep your Plano home pest-free for a long time to come.

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