House centipedes are very easy to recognize by their many legs. Commonly found throughout the United States house centipedes have a yellowish to dark brown segmented body with darker stripes. long and flat and sizes range from 1/8” to 6” long. They have between 15 to 175 legs, all working in unison to get to their destination. Favorite meals for the house centipede are silverfish, cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, carpet beetles, firebrats, and other small insects. From the family Chilopoda, house centipedes and are not of the insect family but a relative of the arthropod.
Why do I have them?
Damp places around your home are breeding areas for house centipedes including rotting logs, under stones, in yard clippings or mulch or in trash. These pests are nocturnal creatures who normally stay outdoors, but they will come inside if the conditions are right. They will enter homes small openings or cracks and are attracted to damp closets and basements.
Are they dangerous?
When agitated the house centipede will defend itself by a first pair of legs that form claw-like poison fangs. The bite can be painful, but there’s no long-lasting effects.
Can I treat house centipedes myself?
Using do it yourself methods for controlling house centipedes is not usually an effective method. By locating the infestation source either indoors or outside is the key to eradication – Flea Master technicians are very experienced to locate and treat these areas professionally and in a timely manner.
Our Flea Master Pest Control Program will help you battle against house centipedes both in your home and around your property. Our advanced and current treatment for pest elimination is safe for you, your family and your pets.
How soon can you get here?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how house centipedes infestation problems can be for home and business owners. We are committed to helping our customers control their problem, and we bring over 36 years of experience to give you a solution that fits your own needs.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, our treatments are safe for use around people, pets, and plants. We use just the right amount of chemicals needed to solve your centipede infestation problem whether we use natural products, baits, mechanical methods, or conventional products. Call or contact us online today for more information on a centipede treatment, and our maintenance program.
How do I prevent future infestations?
Keeping pest problems from developing in your home is difficult to prevent. With proper home sealing practices to your doors, sliding doors, windows, maintaining window screens and keeping cracks in your foundation sealed minimizes pests from entering your home, including house centipedes. Our clients choose to continue monthly services to keep house centipedes and other household pests out.