Millipedes are outdoor pests that like damp areas such as flowerbeds, gardens, grass pile, etc. They eat wood and dead leaves and migrate to homes and office spaces in search for warmth and shelter during the winters. They enter homes through the foundation and can feed on the furniture and stored boxes in the basements. As they love dark areas, if they enter the basement, they can be very active and cause significant damage to items made from wood. Millipedes can reproduce rapidly making your home a breeding ground for their colonies and cause damage to everything inside the home.