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Old 07-27-2013, 05:04 PM
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Angrymillipedes?


So im trying to build a flower bed, and I've discovered that I have an infestation of millipedes. What do I do? Without hurting the soil?
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:12 PM
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Malathion should take care of the millipedes and it does harm the soil but to be on the safe side read the back of the bottle.
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:16 PM
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And where can I get that? I was thinking D.E. But wasn't sure if it would hurt my.soil...
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:35 PM
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Lowes should have it or one that is very similar. I don't know what d. E. Is, sorry
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Old 07-27-2013, 06:43 PM
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DE is diatomaceous earth. Google it.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:07 PM
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The diatomaceous earth only works when dry so you would have to re-apply after every rain and after every time you water. Boric acid is another thing but it also needs to be dry to work.

If you recently arrived in Alabama from the Northeast one of the first things you need to learn is that insects and creepy-crawlies are waaay more plentiful in the South, and they are bigger, too.

Millipedes in the garden are not all that bad. If you think there are too many, just scoop them up and toss them to the chickens. They eat dead/decaying wood and leaves. You could clean up the old mulch and leaves around the garden area and maybe the millipedes will move on to your neighbors yard.
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