The Portuguese Millipede is a pest common throughout South Australia. The millipedes are attracted to the light emitted by our houses at night, so large numbers can often be found during autumn and spring, around path edges and up walls. The mess this can create when in large numbers can be very unsightly.
How to control millipedes?
To control millipede infestations, liquid insecticide treatments are applied to the perimeter of houses and around garden edges where the millipedes frequent. Biological controls can also be implemented using Nematodes, for places with very high infestations and for long-term control of the pest.