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Millipedes are those tiny black or red insects that curl into a tight circle when touched. Millipedes are one of the oldest insects to roam the earth. Millipedes normally live in cool, damp places such as those found under stones, leaf mold, mulch, compost heaps, piles of grass clippings, and brick pathways.

Identification & Facts (Many Species)

Some facts about Millipedes

Mostly Black or dark red in color. Size can vary from 1/2 – 1.5 inches (can be longer for some species).

Most species may only live a few days at most if they enter your home.

They almost always curl into a circle upon death.

They have 4 legs per body segment, although it looks like many more.

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