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How long do millipedes stay around?

Millipedes are typically long-lived creatures and can survive for several years in captivity. However, in the wild, their lifespan is much shorter, typically lasting only up to one or two years. In most cases, the causes of death are predation or desiccation due to extreme weather conditions such as hot or cold temperatures.

As millipedes are limited to living in moist and cool environments, they are vulnerable to extreme environmental conditions, which can shorten their lifespan. Millipedes also rely heavily on the availability of their food sources, such as decaying plant material and small invertebrates, which can limit how long they can exist, especially in the wild.

Will millipedes go away?

Unfortunately, millipedes won’t go away. They are part of the natural environment, and like many other animals, they serve a purpose in their environment. Millipedes help to breakdown decaying organic matter, which helps to produce soil nutrients, and they also help to keep insect populations in check.

If you are seeing a large number of millipedes around your home, they are likely looking for food and shelter. Cleaning up organic materials, preventing excess moisture, and sealing off potential entry points can help to reduce the presence of millipedes in and around your home.

Additionally, applying insecticides can help to reduce the population of millipedes.