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All you need to know about a Centipede

Centipedes have a bristly appearance due to their many legs and long antennae. They are usually brown, grey, or tan in color and range in size from 2.5 to 15 cm. Adult house centipedes typically possess 15 pairs of legs that allow them to move incredibly quickly.


Drawn to areas by available food, centipedes tend to congregate where there are large populations of insects. They enjoy dark, damp places with plenty of small crevices and cracks, like basements, garages, and mulched gardens. Centipede infestations in homes may indicate the presence of underlying insect problems.


Centipedes are not typically hazardous to humans. They do not bite unless grabbed or accidentally stepped on, and their venom is not toxic enough to be dangerous. Since their presence can be unsettling or disturbing, centipedes are considered nuisances.


As they do not typically leave lasting signs of infestation, damage buildings, or contaminate food, centipede infestations may go unnoticed for some time. The best way to determine if centipedes are present is to look for them at night when they’re most active. Homeowners might also find molted exoskeletons given a present infestation. Dark, secluded areas in basements, under cabinets, and collections of firewood are common places for centipedes to congregate.


Preventing other insect pests from entering homes will also prevent centipedes from becoming problems. Practice regular sanitation and seal all potential entrances like exterior vents, holes where cables and wires enter homes, cracked pipes, cracks in walls, and loose-fitting doors and windows. Residents should also remove brush, firewood, and mulch that is too close to the house.


Due to the persistent nature of centipedes and their ability to navigate through very small cracks, it usually becomes necessary to employ the professional pest services. The experts at Well Done Pest Control can eliminate troublesome centipedes from homes and take steps to prevent other pests from getting inside.


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