Fall is soon approaching and, as the weather cools down, many different kinds of insects begin seeking refuge inside homes or other structures. One such pest is the millipede. On the small scale, millipedes are actually quite beneficial to the environment. They feed on decaying matter and can help decompose plant material in your lawn or garden, which provides nutrients to the soil. However, many millipedes like to congregate in large numbers. Herein the problem lies. If you have large number of millipedes on your property that decide to migrate indoors, you may have a Star millipede extermination problem on your hands.
Millipedes Require Moisture
The good news is that, for the most part, millipedes don’t survive long inside a home. They require moisture-rich environments and most areas of your home don’t have enough moisture to sustain them. However, this does not necessarily mean that they won’t still come inside. During times of either increased or decreased moisture outdoors, millipedes frequently seek a new habitat. They may see your home, garage, or outbuilding as a promising alternative and move indoors through open windows, doors, siding, cracks, or holes. They won’t live for long once they’re inside, and then you’ll have a mess of dead insects to clean up.
So, what can be done to prevent millipedes from causing a mess in my home?
The best way to avoid Star millipede extermination in the first place is to prevent the millipedes from coming inside. In almost all cases, a regular insecticide spray will do the trick. This is best accomplished through a local pest control company. They can identify vulnerable areas of your home and ensure they’re protected. Although you can occasionally spray insecticides yourself and be successful, the best protection you can receive is through regular treatments by pest professionals. This will guarantee that your home or outbuilding is seen as unappealing to millipedes, and all the other pests, seeking a warm place to spend the fall and winter months.
Help is Here
In the Treasure Valley, there are many rural cities where homes may be more vulnerable to a millipede invasion. In places such as these, it’s important to know how to identify and solve a Star millipede extermination issue. Get Lost Pest Control is here to help. With our one-time or quarterly services, we can safeguard your home against millipedes and other pests. Our service is friendly, fast, and affordable. Call us today to see how we can help your pests Get Lost!