Posted by Steffie on 9:54:33 7/30/2009 from 188.8.131.52:
Thanks for your answer re inside. Do I need Termidor outside? This AM when I took out the garbage there were so many millipedes on the side of the house and on the door. I have soffits that have no screens but the openings are tiny and oblong..hubby said "nothing you can do about it" -- can't afford new ones and can't put them on now-too late.. We had these put on about 4 years ago but never specified screens - just assumed they always have screens and these things were climbing. Garage is under bedroom and it is a multi level so part of the house is only one story so those soffits are within my reach there. We have stone around the house against the foundation and then mulch and then grass. It just won't stop raining in MA..It is just about every day. We get maybe one day a week with no rain all summer long if we are lucky and they are not predicting anything better...if not heavy rain then a pop up soaking shower.
I sprayed Clorox Clean-Up on the stones and mulch where I could and got some millipedes with it on the house where I couldn't reach(not happy) - I'm old and not well and can't get behind bushes. Problem is on the north side of the house (front) where the sun never hits. Bottom floor door is driveway/street level with no step up surrounded by stone walls. Perhaps this gives you a clearer picture. Living room front door is above the wall and that is the one story part.
Thank you for any advice you can give -- you are always so helpful.
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