Centipedes are often seen in damp dark places such as gardens, leaf mulch, and logs. They can be helpful to a garden because they capture household pests including flies and cockroaches.
Centipedes are nocturnal and rarely come indoors. They have numerous body segments and legs. They can live up to 6 years. Will bite which can be painful and cause swelling, discoloration, and numbness.
What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective centipede removal treatments with general pest control. When taking care of your varied centipede problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
If you suspect a centipede infestation, it is important to hire a pest control professional to rid your home of centipedes as soon as possible. The most effective way to get rid of centipedes is to call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*.
Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.
Centipedes are nocturnal, and prey primarily on household pests including flies, cockroaches, spiders, and sometimes plant tissue.
30 – 140
yellowish to dark brown, sometimes with darker stripes or markings
long, flat, worm-like
Centipedes are found throughout the United States and the world. They are typically found in areas of high moisture, such as in rotting logs, under stones, in trash or piles of leaves/grass.
When they invade homes, centipedes are most commonly found in damp basements, crawlspaces, bathrooms, or potted plants.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
Centipedes are generally considered nuisance pests, as they do not pose significant health or property threats. However, all house centipedes have poison jaws with which they inject venom into their prey.
If handled roughly, some larger species can inflict a painful bite that can break human skin and causes pain and swelling, similar to a bee sting.