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Millipedes

Habitat

They live outdoors and are commonly found in leaf litter, landscape mulch, lawns, and under items in contact with the ground. If indoors, they may survive in moist areas of garages, crawl spaces, and basements.

  • Size: Range from 2 to 280 millimetres (0.079 to 11 in) in length
  • Color: Black and Red
  • Legs: 99
  • Shape: The head of a millipede is typically rounded above and flattened below and bears large mandibles. The body is flattened or cylindrical, with a single chitinous plate above, one at each side, and two or three on the underside.
  • Antennae: True

Control / Prevention

Seal cracks in foundation, windows, and doors. Reduce the amount of leaves and mulch near your home.

Threats

None

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