About Millipede Control

Portuguese millipedes breed in extremely large numbers and are on the move, generally into people’s homes. They are particularly a problem during autumn and spring.

As a defence mechanism, the millipede secretes a pungent yellowish fluid containing hydrogen cyanide. This stains clothes permanently and irritates eyes.

Professional millipede removal by Termitrust is your best choice to get rid of any problem around your home, garden or business.

Most importantly, we know millipedes in your area. We have pest technicians on the ground in key locations right around Australia including Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Central Coast, Newcastle, Canberra and Sydney where they are most prolific.

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Millipede Information

Portuguese Millipedes

Portuguese millipedes have a smooth, cylindrical body, 20-45 millimetres long and range in colour from grey to black.  Their bodies are composed of numerous similar segments between their head and tail. They will curl up into a tight spiral when disturbed, or try to escape with thrashing, snake-like movements.


Targeted Millipede Treatments

Our treatments will greatly assist to minimise and control millipede infestations. In most situations this involves the application of a wide band of spray to external areas of the house, perimeter and garden beds. Reducing the attractiveness of the environment to millipedes is also another key factor in controlling millipede infestations. We will provide you with helpful tips to limit future problems.

For instance, cleaning away leaf litter and reducing the volume of compost around the home can reduce areas of shelter. Turning off external lights can reduce the numbers attracted towards the home.


Did You Know?

  • Whilst nobody knows exactly how they arrived, millipedes were first spotted in Port Lincoln, South Australia in 1953
  • Portuguese millipedes have been known to cause service stoppages and even minor train crashes due to the sheer number of them being crushed on the tracks
  • Portuguese millipedes have very few natural predators, causing them to breed in plague-like proportions
  • Whilst millipede means ‘thousand legs’, the number of legs they actually have is much lower; usually between 30 and 350 pairs
  • A millipede doesn’t have any legs until they grow after it has hatched

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