I have read a number of websites and things on this, but unsatisfied, I decided to try the StraightDope Forum Brains Trust
I live on a hobby farm, and am inundated by Portuguese Millipedes, and I HATE THEM! they get inside the house everywhere, and stink and bleaurgh.
the main solutions I have found seem to be:
Destroy their nests/breeding environment. - No good, it’s a hobby farm, there’s lawn, paddocks, bush, forest, you name it. Too many places for them to breed
Spray poisonous crap everywhere. - No good, kids, pets, animals, food bearing plants everywhere.
mmm, that’s pretty much it. I found a solution with a light over a bowl of water, that supposedly attracts the millipedes then they fall in the water and die.
however, we have solar powered garden lights, and I have never noticed a greater concentration of millipedes near the lights than anywhere else, although admittedly, the lights are not that bright.
final thought was painting that sticky stuff that is supposed to trap spiders, around the house, but this seems an inelegant and labor intensive process to set up and clean every day.
so. pleeeeeaaaaaseeee someone tell me there is a good solution (and what it is).