Millipedes

6718.      Please zoom in and see what these are. They are multiplying on my walkway and huddle together. Is this some time of snake? St. Johns, NL. Canada

 

Number 6718.  These are millipedes (class Diplopoda). The vast majority of these are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter, but a few species, such as the garden millipede, can damage very tender vegetation. Millipedes require a moist environment in order to thrive, so keeping your premises as dry as practical will help keep them in check.