The black Portuguese millipede is an invasive pest that was accidentally introduced into Australia. It’s been able to flourish here due to a lack of natural predators. They are particularly offensive due to the pungent odour they produce when threatened. They can also leave stains on clothes, carpets, and furniture.
Millipedes love moist conditions and will feed on decomposing plant material. They’re particularly prevalent in gardens with an abundance of mulch and leaf litter. As homeowners, we have a tendency to install garden beds close to our homes. As a result, it’s not uncommon to see them close to and even within our homes in Melbourne.
It is a nocturnal insect that is attracted to external lighting. This is why it’s likely you’ll see them on external walls and roofline eaves where lights are located. During periods of hot weather, they will remain buried in the soil. They will be most active in the cooler months of Autumn and Winter.
You may prefer to engage the services of a professional pest control company to rid you of your unwanted millipede infestation. If that’s the case then contact us on 1300 665 573 to book an appointment.
As strange as this may sound, they have actually been responsible for a train derailment in Australia so they’re definitely a pest that can require professional pest control.
We’ll conduct a thorough pest inspection of your property and apply the right treatment to meet your needs and leave you millipede free. Call us now.
If you require assistance with millipede control in Melbourne simply contact us on 1300 665 573 to book a suitable appointment time. Alternatively, you can complete the Contact Us form and a licensed and highly trained pest manager will contact you directly.
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