Millipedes, like centipedes, look for damp and moist areas to stay. Millipedes feed on decaying weeds and live in grassy areas. Once the food source is gone, they will make their way to your home. In order to keep them from entering your yard, you need to remove any decaying plants, weeds and grass. If you give them no reason to visit, they will move on to the next yard. If they invade your yard, chances are they will find their way into your home. Pest management is the best way to prevent them from entering your home or your yard.
In most cases, a millipede will die in the house unless you have a very damp and moist place for them to live. This means that you must find all areas in your home that will attract the millipede and eliminate that problem. If you have a large infestation and cannot find the source of the moisture, a pest control company is needed to find out where the insects are thriving. Exterminators can look in areas that you might not think about when you are searching. Professional exterminators are trained in inspection and elimination. If you find dead millipedes, you need to vacuum them up right away.
Because you have a problem with millipedes, you need a professional pest control company that can assess the problem and effectively eliminate the infestation. Pest control will also tell you what repairs are needed to prevent the millipedes from entering your home in the future. After eliminating the pests, the exterminator can schedule inspection visits to your home to make sure the millipedes have not returned. They can also check other areas of the home to make sure you have no new areas where moisture is present. There is no reason to worry if you use a certified and insured exterminator to do the job.