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There are many incidental occasional invaders, and their presence is often related to moisture. However, the recommended control measures for these pests are, for the most part, minimal. Topping the list in this category are Pill Bugs, Sow Bugs, and Scuds (commonly called "Rolly Pollies"). These crustaceans all need a moist environment to live. Therefore, they find living conditions under excessive mulch, near decaying vegetation, and damp basements or crawlspaces. The key to controlling these pests is finding and removing moisture sources. Chemical measures aren't usually needed because these pests won't typically survive indoors anyway. You want to stop them before they get in.
Two other groups of incidental pests that like thick mulched or organic moist are Springtails and Earwigs. Exclusion, habitat alteration, moisture reduction, and mechanical removal of pests are the keys to control.
Millipedes, and in particular garden millipedes, are another common invader. These pests can grow to large numbers in yards and gain access to a structure via cracks and crevices under doors and thresholds. Millipedes reach structures by accident via their normal crawling behavior, although they will trail each other; because these pests tend to have a foul odor, they should be swept or vacuumed up as soon as possible. It can be challenging to achieve chemical control of millipedes in outdoor areas simply because many treatments don't fully penetrate the mulch to reach them.
Centipedes tend to cause more alarm among homeowners. Unlike millipedes, centipedes are fast-moving, predatory creatures that can bite. While millipedes have two legs per body segment, centipedes have just one. Also, while millipedes survive off organic vegetation, centipedes feed on other insects.
Spider Species are occasional invaders, such as the "ambush spiders" (wolf spiders), which wander in under doors. Many spiders, especially ground-dwelling ones, are only incidental pests. No chemical controls are needed for these types of pests.
Crickets can also be characterized as incidental and possibly seasonal invaders. There are two main types: The field cricket is a black, stout-bodied cricket that is not known to establish indoors. Exclusion is the best remedy. Meanwhile, the house cricket is brown and can establish themselves indoors in such places as crawlspaces, basements, and damp garages.