Centipede Treatment

Scutigera coleoptrata insect (house centipede) on white background

HOW TO IDENTIFY A CENTIPEDE INFESTATION

Appearance – Centipedes are little creatures with many legs – as few as 15 or as many as 300, which can give them a “hairy”appearance. They range from being flat with many legs to looking more spider-like with longer, bent legs and a shorter body. Some even grow to be seven inches in length!

Behavior – Centipedes love damp, moist areas and will gravitate to unfinished basements, bathrooms, and closets. In these places centipedes are able to find food; primarily other insects. These pests are easily able to climb walls, as well as speed across your floor. Centipedes are nocturnal, coming out at night, and are rarely seen during the day.

WHY YOU MIGHT HAVE CENTIPEDES

Centipedes thrive in damp areas on your property. If you have a leaf pile, composting area or live near the woods or lush vegetation, you could expect a centipede infestation at some point. If you have a cool, damp basement, or simply have a bathroom with indoor plumbing, centipedes may come to visit. Centipedes eat other bugs, and where they are other bugs, centipedes may follow.

REASONS TO TREAT YOUR CENTIPEDE PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY

Due to the persistence of centipedes, any small work you do such as knocking them off walls or spraying at-home remedies will only keep them away temporarily, and then centipedes will be back soon enough to drive you crazy again. Reducing moisture through the use of a dehumidifier, and fixing any plumbing issues will make your home less inviting to centipedes.

Centipedes can bite humans. The toxins they produce are enough to kill a small bug, but will only cause pain and swelling in humans. Having a centipede infestation increases the chances of a bite.

The key is to get rid of centipedes for good. Our proven centipede extermination process will keep the situation under control. Call now for centipede control.