Centipedes Or millipedes infestation
Hi I inadvertently introduced these into my garden with leaf mulch two years ago. They are about an inch long and prolific. When I lift a pot there may be 50 of them. They do not seem to be harming much in the vegetable garden but eating some seeds and and rot vegetables. They mostly eat decomposing mater as expected. However last year they came into my basement and now I regularly find hundreds down there. It is not moist down there and it looks like they just go down there when it is very hot or wet outside and then die. I have tried to seal up the basement but I have a very old house and it’s not possible to do much more. So I would really like to get the balance of them in the garden back to a more reasonable level and hope to Have fewer in the house. I realize some of my aversion is because they are gross, but also I’d like to have a balance of critters in the garden again. Thanks so much for any help.
Multnomah County Oregon