Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Please identify

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Hi I hope you can help me , I am attaching a picture of something that is all over my porch and getting in my house as well. We can't seem to stop it. I have a guy who comes to spray and he couldn't tell me what is was and the spray is not helping. Getting desperate and would just like to know how to stop them. Thank you for your time, Chris

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Chris,

This is a millipede. They live in leaf litter and are completely harmless. They sometimes accumulate around houses following heavy rains - they are essentially escaping high water. If you have had heavy rains lately the millipedes will return to their natural habitat once the area dries out.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

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20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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see www.livingwithbugs.com/resume.html

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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