Portuguese Millipedes Control

Portuguese Millipedes Pest Control

Portuguese Millipedes belong to the family of Myriapoda (meaning many-legged). They were introduced to Australia from south-western Europe in the late nineteenth century. Their common African name is Shongololo.

  • Portuguese Millipedes have a smooth, cylindrical, body which is segmented with multiple pairs of legs and are dark grey to shiny black in colour. Juveniles are light brown with a darker stripe along each side.
  • When disturbed, a Portuguese Millipede will curl up into a tight spiral or otherwise try to escape with thrashing snake-like movements. They are one of the few millipede species that are attracted to lights at night. They are not harmful to humans, however they can be a severe nuisance when hundreds invade your property and home. They also can cause damage to plants and vegetables similar to snails.
  • A perimeter treatment application around your home or business leaves a residual that is very effective against millipedes. Also cleaning up decaying leaves, bark chips and other garden refuse will reduce areas of shelter for the millipedes.

A PEST-ZAP specialist will have the products, equipment and knowledge to effectively control Portuguese Millipedes.

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PEST-ZAP specialises in the control of common domestic pests near Melbourne making your home safer for your family.

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PEST-ZAP is located in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, so if you are located in and around this side of Melbourne, we have got you covered for pest control, extermination and pest management.

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