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Millipedes??

Discussion in 'Creepy Corner' started by pitchik, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. pitchik

    pitchik Good Dog

    YUK! My new nightmare. What are millipedes and where do they come from? Are they dangerous? Sting? Bite? What do they eat and most of all-why can't I get rid of them?

    This time of year, I usually see a few in my house-and outside under the leaves, and YUK-the ones in my house have always been like worm legnth-nothing major, I have seen some GIANT ones outside-YUK!

    This season, I have killed 3 so far, one in my LR, one in my Bathroom and hubby awoke the other morning to one crawling on his shoulder IN BED!

    The one in the LR was GIANlike something you'd see on TV. Jasper noticed it, crawling up the ammo box, he jumped back and left it alone. My home is a log home, and it was brown so I never noticed it first. Anyways, it was the size of a cigar-big fat cigar-legnth wise too! They crawl slowly, legs going a mile a minute, but moving so slowly. When you whomp them though-they go crazy-that's what makes my stomach turn!

    Maggots have ALWAYS been my nightmare-now millipedes are keeping me awake at night-I got the creepy crawlies and I cant sleep.

    Any millipede people here?
     
  2. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    Millipedes are harmless. They eat vegetation and aren't a threat to much of anything. The only exception are the giant millies, who will release cyanide from their exo when picked up. It's not enough to be harmful, but it WILL make the dogs spit them out and foam at the mouth for a bit.
     
  3. pitchik

    pitchik Good Dog

    TY, I knew you'd help-you are so smart about creepy things.

    I was just looking them up online, I was afraid they might be centipedes which do bite I guess, but they look more like silverfish-long whispy legs and stuff, mine are solid, one legnth, and the little creepy legs all moving so fast in rhythm!!!

    But glad to know they are harmless-want some?
     
  4. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    We have a flood of baby mills out here every other spring. it's so bad you can't walk without stepping on them by the dozens.

    Then they grow up into these, which we find marching along all over the place at night:
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    I always feel terrible when I take the pup out at night and feel that quite noticeable "crunch" when I accidently step on one.
     
  5. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    those are pretty ones, the ones i grew up around are his plain, black, and tiny. boring little things.
     
  6. marie201989

    marie201989 Puppy

    Ok I know this post is super old. But I would like to state, Millipedes can "spray" in which there spray can burn you. [​IMG]Here is exactly what they can look like- I woke up laying on top of one and had these burn blisters on me all over
     
  7. marie201989

    marie201989 Puppy

    Ok I know this post is super old. But I would like to state, Millipedes can "spray" in which there spray can burn you. Here is exactly what they can look like- I woke up laying on top of one and had these burn blisters on me all over.
     

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    marie201989 Puppy

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