Centipede Contol, Centipede Pest Control
If you’ve ever seen a centipede, you know that their appearance is unmistakeable: light-colored, up to several inches long, with 12-50 pairs of long, long legs.
Even though their appearance is startling, they are much more of a threat to their usual prey of worms, spiders, and small insects than to us. When encountered by humans, centipedes will quickly run away. Centipedes very rarely bite, and only then when handled; even then, their bite is usually causes no harm or reaction. Only a few individuals will react to a centipede bite, with reactions typically no worse than a bee sting. If you need a centipede control expert, you can find one here
Centipedes are most active at night, minimizing encounters with people. They like damp places, especially basements and bathrooms, and any place where there’s adequate moisture.
One of the best ways to discourage the presence of centipedes in your house is to fix the underlying moisture problem. They live only in damp areas; fixing the cause of the moisture, be it leaky pipes or a leaky basement, will help to keep them away.
After reducing the amount of favorable centipede habitat your home provides, you need to cut back on or get rid of entirely the centipede’s food source. Are they feeding on spiders, houseflies, or cockroaches? If you can take away their dinner, the centipedes will seek better hunting grounds on their own.
Pesticides are the final step of control, because spraying a bunch of poison around your house won’t do much good if you’re going to leave out the welcome mat for the centipedes to return. Make sure to use a pesticide labeled for indoor use against centipedes, and follow all label instructions. Never over-apply pesticides.
Our experienced technicians can inspect your home, find the centipedes’ sources of moisture and food, and advise you on control measures specific to your situation. If you choose chemical control measures, they can take the hassle out of insecticide applications. Call us today and get rid of your centipedes!
We also handle pest control such as spider control, Rat Control, and termite control and all other forms of wildlife pest control.