Centipedes are grey to yellow in color with flattened, elongated appearance and measure 1-1 ½” (25-38 mm) in size. These common household pests have two long antennae and a many legs. Centipedes are born with 16 legs but their number increases with every molting, you can know the age of a Centipede by counting the number of legs they have. Centipedes usually live for about 3 to 7 years.
sually centipedes live outdoors in damp areas, such as under leaves, stones, boards or tree bark or in mulch around outdoor plantings. When these centipede habitats are near the foundation, centipedes will wander inside and may be found at floor level almost anywhere, mostly in damp and dark places like in basements or under bathroom sinks.
House centipedes produce poisonous venom that can help in killing other pests in the property like roaches, spiders, termites and moths. They are not harmful to humans, they may bite but it only causes a sting and swelling that can easily be treated with just cold compressions. Their creepy appearance may be disconcerting to humans, thus wanting to get rid of Centipedes.
Using the below simple natural methods to get rid of Centipedes is advised before using any pesticides.
- Eliminate other pests they feed upon.
- Seal cracks and crevices.
- Use dehumidifiers to eliminate dampness.
- Inspect and fix water pipe leaks.
- Clear the clutter.
Talstar P Professional and Talstar xtra granular insecticide help in eliminating more than 75 household pests. You can get rid of Centipedes by eliminating other pests they feed upon. Without food Centipedes will leave the property.
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We typically recommend pest control chemicals that get the job done using the least amount of product that professional pest control companies & exterminators use, but at a fraction of the cost.
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