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Millipedes and Centipedes (B 1088)


Millipedes and centipedes do not carry diseases that affect people, animals or plants. Millipedes do occasionally damage seedling plants by feeding on stems and leaves, and may enter homes in large numbers during periods of migration and become a considerable nuisance. They do not cause damage inside the home, although they may leave a stain if they are crushed. Centipedes, which have poison glands and can bite, pose an occasional threat to humans.


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Status and Revision History
Published on Jan 1, 2002
Re-published with minor revisions on Jan 26, 2009
Re-published on Jan 26, 2009
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2012
Expired on Jan 31, 2015