Portuguese Millipedes will emerge with Autumn and Spring rains in huge numbers. The creatures are attracted to light which is why large numbers may be spotted on light coloured walls. Lacking natural predators in Australia, the millipede has flourished to plague proportions.
Residual insecticides applied in a broad band at the bottom of doorways, walls and windows will keep millipedes away from the house, but control over the entire garden is likely impossible.
Methods of treatment may include:
Customer Pre & Post Treatment Tips
- Complete a general clean of the property.
- If you have dogs or cats, ensure they are removed whilst the technician completes the service, you may wish to separate them in a pen, on a lead or off the premises.
- Please don't wash hard floors and windows for up to two weeks after the treatment, to allow the chemical to begin working.
- Washing carpets shortly after treatment will reduce treatment effectiveness.