Field guide millipedes

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    they usually have _ pairs of legs
    30-90+
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    Most body segments bear NUMBER pairs of legs,
    2 pairs
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    Adult females lay 20-300 eggs, either in _ during the summer
    soil cavities or among decaying organic matter
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    Members of several millipede groups give
    off an ill-smelling, repugnant fluid through openings along the sides of the body.
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    In some species, this fluid contains _ which is toxic to some arthropods and small animals. It can cause vesicular dermatitis (small blisters) in humans.
    hydrocyanic acid, iodine, and quinone
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    They are typically found in areas of _ and decaying vegetation such as under trash, piles of grass clippings, flower-bed mulches, leaf litter, etc.
    High moisture
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    Millipedes are
    nocturnal or active at night.
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    They usually do not survive indoors for more than a few days unless
    there are high moisture conditions and a food supply
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    Millipedes are primarily _ and feed on decaying organic matter, usually plant material but occasionally on dead insects, earthworms, and snails.
    Scavengers
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    The key to controlling millipedes is to
    reduce or eliminate the moist areas which make their survival possible.
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    (1) ____ because dense thatch just above the soil surface holds moisture.
    Dethatch the lawn
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    (2) Mow the lawn _ because this promotes quicker drying.
    closely and edge it
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    (3) Remove debris such as _, and provide adequate ventilation in crawl spaces to reduce sheltered, damp hiding places.
    accumulations of leaves and wood debris, rocks, heavy mulch, store firewood, etc. up off the ground
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    (4) Water lawns in the _ to allow grass to dry during the day.
    early morning
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    Application of appropriately labeled residuals can be made to
    building foundation walls, perimeter flower and/or ornamental plant beds, unfinished basements, and crawl spaces.
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    formulations are best
    Wettable powder and microencapsulated
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    _ are also good in drier crawl spaces.
    Dusts
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    During _ residual pesticide deposits will have little effect because of the short exposure time to them.
    mass migrations,
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    If the major population can be found (may require a _), such as in outlying grassy or wooded areas, these should be treated during the _ with an appropriately labeled contact insecticide.
    • Night time inspection
    • Day
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    Otherwise, night-time treatment of the millipedes with an appropriately labeled contact pesticide may be required for
    several nights.
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Field guide millipedes
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Field guide millipedes
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