There are lots of pests that start to become more prevalent in the summer months. The heat is what is drawing out pests that need it to live and need the warm climate to reproduce. You want to make sure you have your home and family protected by keeping up with professional pest control services. There are some pests that are common and you know when you see them you need to contact pest services. This usually means cockroaches, ants, spiders and more. One of the pests that you might start to see around your house is called a millipede. You want to make sure you know about the pests in your area and what you can do to keep them out of your house. A-Tex Pest Management offers tips to keep millipedes away.
What is a Millipede?
When it comes to pests there are some that are just plain creepy. A millipede is a pest that you might see around your house and are usually dark in color and range from black to red. They move along on a legs that span the entire body of the millipede and they have two pairs of legs for each small segment of their body. This is one of the things that sets them apart from centipedes which only have one set of legs per body segment. You also will see a small set of antennae on their head that are short. The last thing that you should notice if you are in fact staring at a millipede is that their legs are tucked underneath their body and do not stick out like a centipede. The size of the millipede is different depending on the species as well as the age of the millipede that you might have around your area.
Are Millipede Infestations a Problem?
The main question that people have about a pest is if they are a danger to you and your family or if they can cause damage to your property. The first thing that you should know is that there are many pests that are problematic in terms of danger but millipedes are not one of them. The worst thing they have is that they are scary looking and of course they are a meal for many other pests that could be dangerous to your family. Even though they are not a problem when it comes to most people’s health you still want to make sure that your home is treated.
How To Keep Millipedes Out of Your House
The best way to control pests in your home is to do all that you can to keep them out and prevent them. One of the things that is attractive to a millipede is the presence of moisture. The moisture should be controlled whether it is a leaky pipe or an area that does not have the right ventilation. Lastly you want to take time to clear away any debris that might be a place for them to hide.