Ever encountered small and black crawling creatures that seemingly come out of the blue and occupy your deck and even go inside your house? It’s likely that you’ve run into Portuguese Millipedes. First detected in Western Australia in Roleystone in the mid-’80s, these caterpillar-like creatures spread out all over metropolitan Perth and to the south-west.
Millipedes are not only unsightly but can cause a mess and become smelly if you have an infestation. With various control, management and prevention methods allrid can assist you today.
Why you should control millipedes
INDICATORS OF A MILLIPEDE INFESTATION
Millipedes are occasional invaders, but an outbreak becomes apparent when you start to see a considerable number of millipedes appear in or around your house.
MILLIPEDE CONTROL MEASURES
Allrid can recommend the best possible way to control an invasion on your property. We will recommend a suitable action plan which may include;
Smooth barricades prevent millipedes from gaining access to your houses due to their inability to cross vertical, rounded and smooth surfaces. Experts can fix the earlier mentioned surfaces below doorsteps, walls, vent bricks, and window ledges but must be maintained free of vegetation.
Residual chemical barriers one meter wide are sufficient to kill millipedes before they gain access to your house. Most pesticides must be re-applied due to their limited active life for continuous control – particularly during the rainy season. Experts may apply chemicals to garden beds, paths and walls were they suspect are favourable grounds for breeding.
Stopping a millipede such as a Portuguese millipede isn’t straightforward. Physical barriers like water taps or light may provide a short-term solution, however, at Allrid we offer lasting solutions like; treating breeding areas and follow up services to subdue millipede numbers.
To rectify a millipede invasion, reach out to allrid, millipede control specialists.