a millipede in south carolina

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Millipedes are small worm like insects. They have many pairs of legs and are mostly nocturnal. These small insects feed on dead insects and decaying vegetation.

a millipede that is rolled up

What do millipedes look like?

Millipedes resemble a small earth worm, but they have many pairs of legs. Often having anywhere from 30 to 90 pair! These scavengers are brownish in color and are approximately ¾” to 1” long.

Quick millipede facts

  • Do not have 1,000 legs

  • Curl into tight balls when threatened

  • Require moisture to survive

  • Do not bite but may produce an unpleasant smelling liquid from glands

Millipede habits and behaviors

Millipedes in South Carolina can be found all over the world. Moisture is a necessity for their survival so you can find them anywhere there is high moisture. Some prime locations of millipede habitat are decaying vegetation, under trash piles, in garden mulch, etc. Millipedes can travel in large numbers and get inside buildings through imperfections in the buildings’ exterior.  When resting or being prodded, millipedes curl up in a ball.  

Are millipedes dangerous?

Millipedes produce a foul smelling fluid on the sides of their bodies. This fluid can be toxic to animals and pets and can even cause blisters on people. Millipedes are not a serious threat to humans but they are certainly not a welcomed house guest.

Does Aiken treat millipedes?

Yes, Aiken does treat for millipedes! Sign up for our home pest control program and we will visit quarterly to ensure your home is millipede-free year round.

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