Millipede Total FAQ
Millipedes are known for having many legs, as their name suggests. The exact number of legs can vary between species, but most millipedes have between 30 and 400 legs. Despite their name, they do not actually have a thousand legs.
Millipedes are detritivores, which means they feed on decaying plant material such as leaves, bark, and wood. They can also feed on fungi and occasionally on live plant material.
Millipedes do have the ability to bite, but they rarely do so. If they feel threatened or are handled roughly, they may release a defensive fluid that can cause skin irritation or staining.
The duration of a millipede infestation can vary depending on factors such as the species of millipede, the size of the infestation, and the conditions of the environment. In general, millipede infestations tend to be short-lived and can be resolved with proper pest control measures.
Most millipede species are not poisonous and are not a significant threat to humans or pets. However, some species may release a toxic fluid that can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
As mentioned earlier, millipedes do have the ability to bite, but they rarely do so. Their bite is not typically dangerous to humans, but it may cause mild pain or irritation.
In general, millipedes are not considered to be dangerous pests. They do not pose a significant health threat to humans or pets, and they do not cause significant damage to structures or property. However, large numbers of millipedes can be a nuisance and may indicate underlying issues with moisture or decaying organic matter in the environment.