When they come to a home, millipedes gather on porches and patios. They climb the foundation of the home and they often find entryways such as basement doors and windows, crawlspace vents, doors with missing weather stripping, garage doors
Millipedes normally live outdoors in damp places. Around homes they live in flowerbeds and gardens. People often find millipedes under:
Piles of dead leaves and grass clippings
Structures like dog houses and storage sheds
Crawlspaces are excellent millipede habitats. There are often boxes of stored items and pieces of lumber on the ground under a home. The millipedes can feed on dead leaves that have blown into the crawl space or small pieces of damp or decaying wood.