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    Millipedes?

    This morning I found about 10 millipedes crawling on our carpet. I have never seen them before in the house. The house is only 1 year old. I've read that millipedes can come into the house during wet weather. However, I think my house is really well sealed and I don't really even see how they could get in. Anyone else seeing these? Any suggestions on how to find where they are coming from? I'm thinking about calling a professional. I hate bugs.


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    Re: Millipedes?

    I don't think there is such a thing as house that's sealed well enough to keep all bugs out. Be thankful you only have millipedes and not these things:



    I don't mind most bugs in my house, but I hate house centipedes.



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    Re: Millipedes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I don't think there is such a thing as house that's sealed well enough to keep all bugs out. Be thankful you only have millipedes and not these things:



    I don't mind most bugs in my house, but I hate house centipedes.
    What are those things? I have seen one of those once.

    BTW, how ironic, I am listening to the 80s on 8 on xm, and the song centipede by Rebbie Jackson just came on.


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    We have alot of spiders, especially in the basement... I have no idea where they are coming from...



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    Re: Millipedes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post



    I don't mind most bugs in my house, but I hate house centipedes.
    I killed one in the back entryway yesterday. Those things creep me out. Flip on the light at night and see one of those things crawling on the wall next to your head...shivers.



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    Re: Millipedes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I don't think there is such a thing as house that's sealed well enough to keep all bugs out. Be thankful you only have millipedes and not these things:



    I don't mind most bugs in my house, but I hate house centipedes.
    What is that? I had something that looked just like that screaming across my living room floor last night. I squished it but it scared the crap out of me when I first saw it, damn thing was fast!



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    Re: Millipedes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I don't think there is such a thing as house that's sealed well enough to keep all bugs out. Be thankful you only have millipedes and not these things:



    I don't mind most bugs in my house, but I hate house centipedes.
    I call those "foot spiders" - we used to get them in our old apartment. They are the grossest bugs ever.


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    Re: Millipedes?

    I've used Orkin before, they did a nice job of getting rid of the creepy crawlies.



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    We have some that are red in a part of our yard. DISGUSTING! I apply a lot of insecticides now though


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    Re: Millipedes?

    I read somewhere that the extermely high water table is forcing the bugs up and out of the ground.

    There isn't a house in the world that can keep all the bugs out.



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    Re: Millipedes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    I don't think there is such a thing as house that's sealed well enough to keep all bugs out. Be thankful you only have millipedes and not these things:



    I don't mind most bugs in my house, but I hate house centipedes.
    When I was doing my internship in Rochester, MN, I went to take a shower one morning and apparently one of these was on my shower curtain. When I closed the curtain it fell on me. Freaked me out, and I've hated them ever since.



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    Re: Millipedes?

    Our problem this year is Ants. We get a few every year, but this year they are particularly bad.


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    Re: Millipedes?

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    What are those things? I have seen one of those once.
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    That's a house centipede. Those things look nasty, but they're harmless. They eat the other bugs that sneak into your house, and they live in all the hard to reach crevices around a house. I used to live in a house with quite a few of them. I might find 1-2 of them a night. I got used to seeing them, but I still hate them.



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    Ortho Home Defense works great for a do-it-yourself kind of bug spray. We spray nearly once a week, and keep finding dead bugs in the basement afterwards.


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    I had one of these fly into my head the other night.



    I chased it out with my socks (only thing I could think to use at the time).


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