sowbugs, roly polys, pill bugs and centipedes. These are all multi-legged
non-insect type creatures that inhabit the same type of wet, highly
mulched areas around the home.
In the spring and summer these creatures sometimes migrate by
the thousands, marching toward and into your house. No one knows
for sure what causes these migrations. The best guess is that
it's a combination of temperature and humidity. Millipedes and
their kin like secluded damp areas where they can feed on decaying
plant material. But too much or too little moisture in their environment
can make them leave these areas in huge numbers.
- De-thatch lawns---Millipedes thrive in the dense upper thatch
- Mow lawn close---This allows the lawn to dry out.
- Remove debris--Millipedes live under boards, rocks, mulch,
- Water the yard in the early morning---This lets the yard
dry before night.