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Posted 1M ago by @babyfiretiger13

Does anyone know how to MURDER millipedes? πŸ›πŸ”₯
Yes, so I despise any moving thing in my plants. Bonide apparently doesn’t work for them and neither does Natria. I have a couple dead ones and a bunch of little newborns in the bottom of my cache pot. There were also a couple of empty translucent β€œbeads” which I thought were fertilizer beads back in January πŸ₯Έ
Does anyone have any experience with these lovely little creatures? πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°
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6” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 weeks ago
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Millipedes eat detritus, so they won’t harm your plant. They like soil that stays damp, and will eat dead leaves/roots. My advice would be to make sure your soil dries out between watering, and you may want to consider repotting in fresh soil. That should remove the ones that are there, as well as any food source.
Which bonide product have you tried? I have had the best results with their systemic poison that you mix in the soil. Anything that tries to eat the plant will die. It works for months without needing to add more. Their spray I bought it ok but won’t get rid of bad infestations as easily. And I haven’t had to fight millipedes. Mainly mealy bugs
@SirLiquorice I use the systemic granules religiously!! I applied in May and again last week since I saw a millipede hanging out in the pot. It may be that they aren’t eating the plant.
Don’t think millipedes hurt your plants so I don’t think a systemic would work. I think your best option is to kill them if you see them and wash the cache pots out regularly.
I thought millipedes were the good guys? I stuck one back in my plant when it tried to escape 🀣🀣🀣
@ESylvanus that makes sense! I do let it dry out completely between waterings but I will go ahead and refresh the soil! It just looked like such good quality from the nursery (shocker!) that I didn’t see the need to change it any time soon. Thanks so much! ☺️
@ManyLime They are! They’re sort of a clean-up-crew for fallen leaves etc. But if you’re not fond of finding little things crawling around your pots, then they may need to be eliminated.
@ManyLime oh H, I don’t know about that lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ my babies thought I was nuts running across the room, almost slipped bc I was wearing socks to grab the spray and then sprayed very angrily and for longer than needed!! πŸ˜… Ughhh they give me the heebie jeebies!
I agree with @ESylvanus. Good advice. 😊
They are good bugs and they are preditory
@babyfiretiger13 you know what an attention grabber of a heading is for sure πŸ˜‚ my eyes just saw murder and I was like wait what?!

Agreed they won't hurt the plant but also they gross me out so I understand why you would want them gone. I can't do the legs 🀒
So far millipedes dont affect my plants that have them. But if you wanna be rid of them fresh soil would help.
@planntpaarennt I know 😩😩😩
@Sleepysunday if only they didn’t creep me outtttt 😩😩😩

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