Cooper can remove Millipedes from your home
What is a Millipede?
The millipedes found in the New Jersey area are small, black- brown in color, and have segmented, worm-like bodies. Millipedes are slow moving and tend to curl up into a spiral when disturbed.
They need a lot of moisture so they can often be found in hiding under objects during the day and in areas where there is decaying plant life—like compost—which is their primary food. Millipedes tend to enter structures accidentally and are completely harmless.
Why do I have them?
Millipedes are only a problem if their presence bothers you. They are entirely harmless to humans, do not spread disease, infest food, or cause any damage.
How do I get rid of Millipedes?
Millipedes can be controlled by sealing cracks and crevices that serve as entry points and keeping vegetation and moisture of any sort away from the foundation of your home. Applications of pesticides on the outside of the house can also help to deter entry.
What service options are available?
Service for millipedes requires an exterior treatment, which we can perform as part of a one-time service. There is also the potential to set up a millipede prevention service.
What Do It Yourself (DIY) options are available?
In order to keep millipedes from getting into your home you can seal cracks and crevices in the foundation and around doors and basement windows. You can also make sure that moisture is kept away from the foundation by making sure gutters function correctly and all leaks are repaired. Lastly, you can keep plant-life, stones, boxes, etc. away from the foundation of your home to make the area less conducive to harboring millipedes.
How soon can you get here?
At Cooper Pest Solutions, our goal is to provide fast, convenient service, with the peace of mind that you are in good hands. We understand that pest problems can be stressful and overwhelming, so we strive to have one of our representatives meet with you the same day or very next day.
Is the treatment environmentally friendly?
There are many eco-friendly options available for millipede control. In addition, all products used by Cooper Pest Solutions are EPA registered for pest control use. Our highly trained pest control professionals will follow all appropriate label requirements in an effort to keep pets and humans safe.
How can I prevent Millipedes in the future?
The best way to prevent millipedes is to control moisture around the foundation of your house. Also, it is important to keep the area around your foundation clear of vegetation, rocks and boxes so that it does not become a suitable environment for millipedes. Lastly, sealing cracks and crevices in the exterior of the foundation will inhibit millipedes′ ability to enter the structure.