04-06-10 Millipedes Identified
The millipedes that have been causing a nuisance have been identified as Ommatoiulus sabulosus, also known as the striped millipede.

Trish from Balchrick writes in the Guestbook that the millipedes have been causing her problems since last month, covering the walls of her house and barn and invading the interior.

In southern Australia a millipede of the same family as ours causes similar problems.

The Portugese black millipede was accidentally introduced to Australia in the early 1950s and quickly established a reputation as a pest. It has since spread to several other states.

A bit of deft Googling turns up a handy Australian guide to managing their millipede problem that might prove useful here, too. Click Link to Guide

[Ommatoiulus sabulosus by Gary Sutherland, Kinlochbervie]

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