Most millipedes have very long, cylindrical bodies with two legs per segment.


Millipedes are brownish-black or mottled with shades or orange, red or brown. 


Range from 1/2 to 11 inches in length.


Millipedes like moisture and normally live outdoors. Around homes they live in flowerbeds, gardens and under structures like dog houses and storage sheds. Indoors, millipedes are found in basements or crawl spaces where they eat decaying matter and wood particles.

Interesting Facts

The name "millipede" is a compound word formed from the Latin roots mille ("thousand") and pes ("foot").

How does Batzner get rid of millipedes?

A Batzner  Service Professional provides a treatment to the perimeter of the building foundation, outside and inside depending on the situation. Sanitation recommendations are also made to help prevent future infestations.

What steps can I take to control or prevent millipedes myself?

Typically, millipedes do not survive beyond a day or two indoors because millipedes require lots of moisture. However, a chronic infestation can be due to damp conditions. Indoors, dry out and repair the problem areas. Outside, remove debris from around the building foundation. Seal and caulk any minor cracks or openings. If the problem is severe, you may need the help of a professional.

Related Blogs

Five Tips to Prevent Occasional Invaders

Get a free estimate from Batzner

We just need a little bit more information from you, and you will be one step closer to being pest free.

  • Property Type

  • Preferred Method of Contact

  • Answer to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card