Millipedes in My Garden! Help!

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Hello, I am hoping you can help me identify this bug that is invading my garden.  It is in my soil, and thousands are attached to my vegetables.  I have taken them to the local nursery, but no help.  Thank you.  These bugs are in my soil, wet or dry, it doesn’t matter, attacking my vegetables.


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Hi Marlene,

It looks like you’ve got millipedes in your garden. Fortunately, there are some easy ways you can get rid of them. Often, they aren’t a problem in gardens and can be beneficial, but if the conditions are right, they can chew on soft-stemmed plants, too. Two of the best ways to kill them without toxic chemicals are diatomaceous earth and boric acid.

I hope that helps!

Dr. Bolton, PhD


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