A reader recently contacted us via the comment section of another post about millipedes. He said that he believes he too has found a millipede in his home. The creature in question has tiny legs that are only noticeable with a magnifying glass. He discovered this specimen in his bedroom near an open window.
Without a photo, we cannot confirm or deny that this is a millipede. However, we are fairly certain that our reader is correct with his guess. Millipedes are usually brown or black, have many segments, and have two pairs of legs per segment. Sometimes millipedes tuck their legs into their bodies, so they can be much harder to see.
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This millipede could have snuck in through the open window. Millipedes enjoy a dark and damp environment, so a well-lit dry home is not their ideal niche. If this is a millipede, our reader should gently place it back outside.
If he no longer wants to find these creatures in his home, he could get a screen for his window to block insects and worms from entering his home when he keeps the window open. Making sure the doors and windows of his home are properly sealed will also help deter these critters.
In conclusion, a reader thinks he found millipedes in his home. Based on the description we agree, but we cannot be 100% certain without a photo.
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