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Earwings and Millipedes

Finding earwigs and millipedes in your home is never a pleasant experience. They can hide out for months on end and make their way into your home through small access points in your doors during heavy weather with lots of moisture. If you have noticed earwigs or millipedes in or around your home, give us a call today so we can assess the situation and recommend the best treatment and control option for you.

How Can I Tell If I Have Earwigs Or Millipedes In My Home?

Earwigs and millipedes are going to live in areas where you might have mulch or pine straw around your flower beds or the perimeter of your yard, or if you have grass that’s coming up to your yard. If you can pull up pieces of the side or pull up some of the pine straw, you’ll usually see them in those areas. They’re going to be in dark, moist areas. They feed off the root system and organic plant material that’s out around the perimeter of the home. They’re highly attracted to moisture. 

They will infest a house if we’ve had a good amount of rain because they want to stay alive and get above the water level. They can and will come inside. Usually with millipedes, they’ll crawl up on your front and back porch. If your door sweep and weather stripping aren’t secured, they can simply come right on in.