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Elimination of millipedes

Millipedes control is not easy. Thick armor saturated with mineral salts perfectly protects the body of pests against the toxic effects of biocides and plant protection products. When the chemical method is not always effective, then a non-chemical treatment group should be used. The simultaneous implementation of all available methods of controlling millipedes guarantees that pests are kept in such numbers around the plant that they are not harmful and they do not pose a threat to the food being produced.

  • Improve drainage around buildings. Remove all the places where moisture accumulates: wood waste (boards, chips), piles of stones, cut grass, fallen leaves, rotting organic matter, etc.
  • Improve the composting conditions.
  • Do not store firewood on the ground.
  • Care for the lawn: often cut the grass, ventilate, reduce watering so that it is not constantly damp. Cut and cut lawn grass from a protected area.
  • Limit mulch around ornamental plants to the necessary amounts.
  • On small areas it is recommended to lay traps in the form of pieces of potato tubers, carrot roots or beet, near which millipedes eagerly gather. The places of shallow burial of such traps should be marked; 1-2 times a week to browse them and choose pests for destruction.
  • Distribute lures prepared from bran, sugar and insecticide; can also be cut lettuce or radishes treated with an insecticide.
  • Seal all openings from the outside to the inside of the building. Particularly take care of siding, windows, doors, passages of pipes and electric wires.
  • Millipedes prefer moist places, therefore the biocidal products from the pyrethroid group in CS (microencapsulated) or WP form should be selected for the chemical treatment, because only those are the most effective in humid places. Order a chemical treatment to DDD. The obtained working fluid should be applied by spraying on a belt width of 1-3 m around the building and on its walls up to 1 m, as well as in found hiding places and in or around places where they can get to the buildings.
  • Millipedes hidden in the gaps and cracks of the building are destroyed by means of dusty preparations. After the treatment, they should be sealed.
  • Lawns with numerous millipedes can be sprayed with a plant protection product from the pyrethroids group, and it is best to use means in the form of soil granules.
  • When they get into the building, remove with a vacuum cleaner and bury the bag after the procedure deeply or dispose of as municipal waste. Exceptionally, treatments using residual pyrethroids are necessary to destroy the onerous population of millipedes in rooms.
  • Soil liming is recommended in the field, and the greenhouse substrate should be disinfected using physical methods (hot water vapor) or chemical methods (granulated insecticides used for destroying soil pests). It is always necessary to subject the treatments to the composting soil, which is often inhabited by millipedes.
  • Use proper mineral fertilization of cultivated plants.

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