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Dear Sir,

In our township, most houses have the problem of millipede. They invade into houses from nearby glass lands/dense vegetations.

We are spraying common insecticide like dichlorovas around our houses  however without any outcome.

Please advise how this millipede menace could be tackled.Which insecticide will be effective against millepede

warm regards,

Babal Geoffrey A
Kerala, India.

Millipedes generally only enter homes when the outside soil is either too dry or too wet. Once outside conditions return to a more "normal" pattern the millipedes should stop migrating into the house. Also, trim back the vegetation around the house to create a buffer of at least 12" (~30cm). Finally you could place a granular boric acid-based bait in the buffer area (see

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I can answer questions about the control of pest insects, spiders, mites and related arthropods. These household pests include termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, nuisance ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, wasps, and many others. I can also answer questions about using pesticides and other pest control tools such as baits and traps.


I am a retired university extension entomologist. I've taught and conducted research in urban and agricultural entomology. I've published over 70 extension publications, 20 research publications and several books about insects.

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