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Centipedes

The name “centipede” means “hundred foot,” but these insects can have between 15 and 177 pairs of legs (always an odd number). These nocturnal creatures prey on spiders and flies, although they sometimes also consume vegetation.

Centipede Treatment

We recommend our Four Seasons Progam.

Characteristics of Birds

What does a centipede look like?

A flat, segmented worm-like body with many paired legs.

Where Do Centipedes Live?

Centipedes are found in all areas of the U.S. and are usually found in moist, damp environments like under rocks, rotting logs, piles of leaves or trash. In the home, they are commonly found in basements, crawl spaces, or bathrooms.

Are centipedes Dangerous?

Centipedes have poison jaws which inject venom into their prey. Larger species can inflict a painful bite which causes pain and swelling, similar to a bee sting.

How Do I get Rid Of centipedes?

Reducing damp environments in and around your home is the most effective way to eliminate centipede Reducing damp environments in and around your home is the most effective way to eliminate centipede infestations. Clear out grass clippings and leaf piles, and stack firewood above ground a good distance from your house. infestations. Clear out grass clippings and leaf piles, and stack firewood above ground a good distance from your house.

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