I live in the Fraser Valley in BC. What's the deal with these millipede-like creatures? I'm not even sure if that's what they are. On the internet a millipede is HUGE but these critters in my garden are only about 2 cms and light brown however,they look like the big millipedes. Are they harmful? Do they eat my plants? Should I get rid of them?
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Looks like a millipede to me, and they do eat plants, generally anything that moves slowly is a pest anything that moves quickly is a predator (they have to be faster than their dinner, or they'd starve) :D i think millepedes would be more of a threat to seedlings than anything else.........personally i'd just live with them, (not literally, they'd tickle too much)
Habitat and Importance
Millipedes normally live in and feed on rotting leaves and wood and other kinds of moist decaying plant matter. Generally, their role is a beneficial one in helping to break down dead plant matter. However, when they become numerous, they may damage sprouting seeds, seedlings, or strawberries and other ripening fruits in contact with the ground.
found this in that link (pretty much what i said really :D)
What is considered "fast"? Are earthworms fast or slow? B/c I know those are good but they're kind of medium movers. Anyway, those millipedey things in my garden move as fast a worm- infact I thought they were baby earthworms but upon closer look I saw they were not.