Millipede

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Diplopoda

How to Identify an 

Millipede

Millipedes are 1/16 to 2 inches in length and are rounded. They are dark brown to gray, but sometimes are clear. They have two pairs of legs per segment.

They are common in pest monitors and they curl up when dead.


Where do they come from?

Millipedes lay eggs in soil or organic material and need high moisture.

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What do they look like?

Millipedes have two pairs of legs per segment
Millipede head and antennae close up
Millipedes curl up like this when they are dead

Where do they live?

Millipedes lay eggs in soil or organic material and need high moisture.

Name:

Diplopoda

Size:

Diet:

Decaying/moist organic material

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