The Common House Centipede

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What Are Centipedes?

It is rare to see the common house centipede during the day, but when you do, it probably makes you jump. This pest is usually out at night to look for food. Centipedes look a lot like a worm that is long and flat with a ton of legs. Anywhere from 15 to 177 pairs to be exact. They like to feed on other common household pests such as spiders, flies and cockroaches.

Why Are They In My Home?

A Centipede infestation is usually because of a moisture problem in and around your home. The most effective way to prevent this pest, is to clean up around the outside of the home. Make sure you remove grass clippings, piles of leaves and wood from your property. Inside your home, make sure there is proper ventilation in your attic, crawl space and basement.

Do I Need an Exterminator?

If you think there is an infestation of Centipedes you should call in a professional. Effective pest control measures can be taken to find a solution. At First Defence, we will inspect the exterior of your property to find any cracks, gaps and holes that enable them to get into your home. An exterior spray may be the most effective way to eliminate the problem.

 

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