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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Help me identify this bug that is invading my basement

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zgall1
Toronto
Canada

July 19, 2013
1:11 PM

Post #9605183

These insects have started to congregate outside my basement stairs (at night, I can find them in the hundreds) and have started to enter my house. I am now finding 10-20 crawling around the basement every day and I want to know what they are so I can ultimately determine how best to get rid of them. I have attached pictures of them as well as their entrance point. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 19, 2013
1:27 PM

Post #9605208

Flat-backed millipedes, basically nuisance pests that no real damage (except perhaps to very tender seedlings such as in greenhouses). Moisture management is the best control - they need abundant moisture/high humidity in order to thrive.
zgall1
Toronto
Canada

July 19, 2013
1:45 PM

Post #9605240

Thank you for the quick response. Much appreciated.

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