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    Cig_arello's Avatar
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    Apr 2014
    Eastern OH border town

    Angry Millipede invasion and suicide

    Anyone else having a millipede invasion? Daily there are over 300 dead in the bottom of the pool. At night the deck is crunchy!!!! Read somewhere that it is a migration and last only a week or so. I have been tolerating it for the last three weeks, but it is starting to get ridiculous!
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    Re: Millipede invasion and suicide

    No but I will trade you you millipedes for the bees I had last two years (search bees invaded my pool )

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    Jun 2014
    albany oregon

    Re: Millipede invasion and suicide

    I had the same problem with bees this year. I put a small Tupper ware full of fresh water daily out kinda in the shade. The bees now stay away from the pool! millipedes however I have no clue if that would help!
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    SW Louisiana

    Re: Millipede invasion and suicide

    We are getting them where I work too, I bet there were over 300 on the side door the other day before I left to go on vacation when it was very humid and raining.
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    Jul 2014
    Palm Beach Gardens

    Re: Millipede invasion and suicide

    Do you have any mulch beds around the pool deck? We had a constant millipede problem in the pool and in the house until we dug out all of the mulch beds and got rid of their breeding/feeding ground. (Check your gutters, too.

    I've never read anything about them "migrating"; just moving about looking for new habitats and food sources.

    BTW - ours were about 4-5 inches long...

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