Answer: Milipedes like rich, moist, dark places. If you can reduce their hiding places (for instance, they like to hide under garden debris and mulch), it may help cut down on their numbers. You may be able to deter them with diatomaceos earth (DE). This powder is made up of tiny, sharp-edged silica particles that cut through the creatures' exoskeletons.Dust your seedlings and the soil around them, and the pests should stay away. It's available at most garden centers, or from Gardener's Supply Co., (www.gardeners.com, 800/863-1700). Best of luck!
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