There is "good" news and "bad" news. Millipedes are harmless. They can't bite or sting and they don't feed on structures, furnishings or landscape plants. They do feed on damp and decaying plant material and are beneficial as "recyclers" of organic matter.
Homegrown: Millions of millipedes
Lewis points out that millipedes do not feed upon building structures or furnishings and they cannot bite or sting. Millipedes cannot reproduce indoors. All millipedes found inside wandered in by mistake. Damp, warm weather favors the nocturnal migrations ...
On Gardening Send millipedes crawling
While centipedes are able to bite and inject venom from their jaws into their victims, millipedes do not bite or sting. However, if they do start migrating indoors, a vacuum is your best friend. Crushed or disturbed millipedes emit an offensive odor and ...
Rain sends millipedes inside homes
Millipedes are just a nuisance, even when they come in your home. They do not bite, sting or transmit diseases, nor do they infest food, clothing or dry, structurally-sound wood. There are several species of millipedes that vary in size and color ...
Dealing with the ‘little brown worms’
While millipedes sometimes enter in large numbers, they do not bite, sting, or transmit diseases, nor do they infest food, clothing or wood. They are simply a nuisance by their presence.