Millipede Type Bugs In Pool

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Millipede Type Bugs In Pool

Postby jmurray » Thu 21 Apr, 2016 21:26

Hello,

We pulled out about 25-30 what look like Millipedes from our pool today - they all were underwater on the walls of the pool. When using the pool brush to scrape them out, they then curl into a ball. They are about a inch long with tiny legs. Our pool service says they have never heard of this.

Has anyone else had this problem? I am curious to see if they somehow come back, but I am pretty sure I got all of them from what I can see.


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Re: Millipede Type Bugs In Pool

Postby Jennvegas » Thu 26 May, 2016 14:45

Hi! We are experiencing this right now? Any suggestions on getting rid of them? Thanks!
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Re: Millipede Type Bugs In Pool

Postby paulbest » Sun 14 Aug, 2016 21:23

millipedes eat decaying material type of food such as leaves, or rotting wood. they are attracted to decaying material, so better clean and clear your property and other potential feast so they more likely go elsewhere in search of a meal.

you might also want to consider contacting a professional if problem is really out of your control. Professionals have access to chemicals that are more powerful and more effective.

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