Millipedes – On Tree Bark

Q: I have an infestation of millipedes on all of my trees: flowering cherry, dogwood, Japanese maple, camellia and silver maple. I am new to the state of Georgia, originally from New Jersey.

A: Wow – I wouldn’t have believed it if you hadn’t sent pictures! Millipedes are usually seen on the ground, not on trees.

Nonetheless, you don’t need to do anything about them. The creatures are harmless. They will disappear as summer gets hotter.

But if you simply can’t stand them, any garden insecticide will usher them into the ethereal realm.

Welcome South!

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