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    Millipedes might bug you, but did you know that they are not insects? They are myriapods, which have many legs. These little creatures are great to have in your garden, where they burrow and aerate the soil. However, they are not so great to have in your house. Many species emit poisonous liquids. While millipede poisons are not going to seriously harm you, they can irritate your eyes and skin, which is why millipede pest control is essential.

    Native Australian millipedes are rarely an issue. However, there is a type of invasive millipede that causes problems. The Portuguese black millipede can be a real pest. When they get into your house, they get into food, clothing, and bedding. If you squash them, they can stain your floors and smell terrible. Plus, unlike native millipedes, these invaders are bad for your garden!

    Flickā€™s Gold Home Protection Plan will help you to keep your home free from millipedes and other pests. Our Home Protection Plans include a 12-month warranty and provide affordable protection for your home. You can find out more about our Gold Plan here.

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    Shield Your Family & Home Year Round from Millipedes

    Flick's Home Protection Plans

    Flick's Home Protection Plans provide effective and affordable protection for your home and family from a wide range of pests. Our Gold plan includes preventive measures to stop millipedes from entering your home in the first place, as well as reactive and emergency millipede pest control services if needed. All plans come with a 12-month warranty* and easy monthly payments. With a variety of plans to choose from, you can find a plan that meets your specific needs and budget. Contact your local Flick branch to see if Home Protection is available in your area and begin shielding your family from millipedes today!

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    Commercial Pest Solutions

    Integrated Millipede Solutions

    It is essential for businesses to prioritise the health and safety of their employees and customers. Millipedes not only pose a health risk but also damage property and reputation. Flick’s professional commercial pest control services provide tailored solutions to prevent and eliminate any pest infestations, ensuring a clean and hygienic environment for everyone. Our regular inspections and treatments help to maintain a pest-free workplace and protect your business from potential pest related damage. Trusting in Flick’s commercial pest control solutions is a smart investment in the long-term success and reputation of any business.

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    Common Millipede Questions

    1. How common are millipedes in Australia?

      Millipedes are very common in Australia, with approx. 2000 species found in the country. They can be found in all states and territories, and in a variety of habitats.

    2. What do millipedes eat?

      Millipedes are detritivores, meaning they eat dead and decaying organic matter. This includes leaves, wood, and other plant material. Millipedes also play an important role in the ecosystem by helping to break down organic matter and return nutrients to the soil.

    3. Are millipedes dangerous?

      Millipedes are not dangerous to humans or animals. They do not bite or sting, and they do not carry any diseases. However, some millipedes can produce a defensive secretion that can irritate the skin if it comes into contact with it.

    Common Millipede Species

    Portuguese Black Millipede


    The Portuguese Black Millipede (Ommatoiulus Moreleti), is an introduced species which is known for being a nuisance pest. Similar to other species of Julid millipedes, the Portuguese black millipede discharges a yellowish liquid when disturbed to discourage predators. Although the fluid is not dangerous to humans, it can stain skin and material.


    The Portuguese Black Millipede often reaches plague numbers, especially in southern Australia. In large numbers, the species often invade houses and other dwellings, contaminating food and infesting carpets and bedding. They can also destroy fruit and vegetable crops.

    Spirobolid Millipede


    Spirobolid Millipedes have rounded bodies and grow to large sizes, with some reaching 20cm. They feed on the soft parts of plants and decaying vegetation. Like other millipedes, Spirobolid Millipedes have defensive chemicals that, although not poisonous to humans, can stain the skin.


    Spirobolid Millipedes are found in moist areas, especially under logs and in leaf litter. They live in eastern Australia in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria (most species are found worldwide in the tropics).

    I found Millipedes! Help!

    Don't worry, we're here to help. Follow these steps to stay safe until help arrives!

    • Call a Professional

      Call Flick Pest Control Immediately.

      If you encounter millipedes in your home or business, you may be dealing with an infestation. Don’t wait until the problem gets out of hand – we can help protect your property and ensure the health and safety of those around you. Fill out the form below or call 1300 270 019 today.

    • Leave the Millipedes Alone

      Trust Flick Pest Control to handle the situation

      Our pest control technicians have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to effectively and safely eliminate pests from your home or business. Attempting to treat millipedes on your own can be risky and may not fully eradicate the problem.

      We will and ensure a safe and effective outcome for your property.

    • There May be More!

      Don’t Go Looking Around!

      Flick’s pest control experts will perform a thorough inspection of the property to identify any areas where millipedes may be present, followed by the development of a treatment plan tailored to the specific needs of the situation. By implementing effective pest control strategies, we can help ensure a pest-free environment for you.

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