Let’s get to know the House Centipede. They’re often seen darting across floors. Their cylindrical body can grow to an inch or more in length. They are yellowish brown and have three dark stripes down their back. They have 15 pair (30) legs that increase in length from front to back of its body.
These legs make it look a lot bigger than it is. Unlike most centipedes, house centipedes have well developed faceted eyes…they are hunters.
They will feed readily on cockroach nymphs, flies, moths, bed bugs, crickets, silverfish, earwigs and… you get the picture.
House centipedes can be found indoors and out but in our homes they like damp, darker spaces. They can be found in bathrooms, closets, cellars, crawl spaces and even piles of firewood. You can help control them by keeping areas dry and clutter free.
“But do they bite?” Well, they are not aggressive and their little jaws are not powerful enough to break human skin easily. They will sometimes bite in self-defense and can cause severe swelling and pain. The bite is similar to a bee sting.
To learn more about centipedes, or anything else about pest control, give the professional technicians at Tri-Hill a call today!