I started noticing duff millipedes around a few windows. went outside and sure enough, there are hundreds on the house! what is going on and what I can spray to get rid of them?
Duff Millipedes are algae, fungi feeding insects that look a lot like carpet beetle larvae. They’re short, hairy caterpillars and they thrive in many western states. Generally they like pine trees and like to nest is the pine needles, mulch and other shady parts of the yard.
Duff millipedes will forage a good distance if stressed. When dry weather settles in, they will get moving and often times find their way to structures seeking safe harborage. Its at this time you’ll find them entering around windows and doors.
To control the invasion, first treat the ground, mulch, pine straw, wood chips and homes siding with MAXXTHOR EC. Add 2.5 oz to our 20 GALLON HOSE END SPRAYER and then some water to fill it up to the 5 gallon line. Hook it to your hose and use at least this much to spray the sides of the home and the ground coming out 10 feet or more.
This hose end is ideal for the job and very easy to use.
If they’re getting into the home, get a can of DOOM AEROSOL for treating all the cracks and crevices you can reach. Idealing spraying the widow cracks inside first, then opening the window and treating the sills and frame work and then lastly, sticking your upper body outside the window to treat all the exterior siding you can safely reach.