“I am assuming that these are harmless millipedes,” states our reader about the organisms that she has been finding in her garden and basement. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is experiencing an “infestation” “after bringing leaf mulch” into her garden “from another garden two years ago.”
Centipedes and millipedes are two of the most commonly feared creepy crawlers, along with spiders. These long, worm-like creatures both have a multitude of legs, which is what terrifies the many haters of these creatures, and are thus often confused with one another. This article will tackle how centipedes and millipedes are actually distinctly different in a plethora of ways.