Dvaey has sent in this photo of what he thinks are “black worms” but which I can confirm are in fact millipedes. He also sent this note:
Recently Ive noticed swarms of these little black worms appearing around our house. At first we’d find a couple of them dead in dark corners, but in recent days theyve been appearing by the hundreds, usually in the evenings around outside lights. They seem to prefer sticking to concrete instead of bricks or windows, and they love hanging under the eaves.
Any advice on what these critters are, and if theyre something to be worried about or just part of a cycle of nature with the wet weather we’ve had lately?