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How Did I Get Centipedes?
House centipedes like dark and damp areas. This is why these pests get attracted to many dumpy homes. You will see them in closets, basements, or bathrooms, and even in sinks or tubs. The centipedes will eat on insects within the same area.
How Serious Are House Centipedes?
Centipede will rarely bite However if they do, their venom will only result in mild irritation. Because they prey on insects, they are considered by many people as harmless and beneficial. But, they can be a nuisance. A house centipede can be crush by some worried residents, this will leave stains behind.
How Can I Get Rid of Centipedes?
What Strategic Does
Centipedes are a diverse group of Arthropods with several behavioral characteristics. Thus, when centipedes have become problematic, the first thing to do is contact your local Strategic pest management professional and request an inspection.
Once the inspection is complete, your Strategic technician is able to prepare a plan for centipede treatment which is designed in order to control the centipede species from causing problems. The Centipede treatment is usually involving both chemical and non-chemical control methods, however, the treatment plan can emphasize on finding where the centipedes are positioned and how do they find their way inside your home.
Signs of a Centipede Infestation
Centipedes will not leave any direct signs apart from the sighting itself for the centipede. Since you cannot easily see centipedes due to its speed with which they move and nocturnal activity.
Where do they hide?
Adult centipedes can hide mostly in the secluded, moist and dark areas during the winter season. They will place their eggs in dampened soil especially in spring or summer. As they become adults, centipedes will grow a set of legs which are complete with an extra segment. Some centipedes will live for more than one year while others can go up to six years.
Centipedes may enter buildings and houses, but they will not roam about during the day. They are considered to be agile, fast-moving, and nocturnal animals. They will be hiding in damp areas around closets, bathrooms, basements and several other sites that are pests infested.
What do they eat?
Most of the centipedes are considered carnivorous. They feed cockroaches and some small invertebrates. They do eat soft-bodied spiders, insects, worms together with other arthropods, which includes other centipedes.
What about the damage?
Centipedes will not likely be consuming wood. But some are arthropods, they are known as wood-eating centipedes which are millipedes. Since millipedes look like centipedes, they are detritivores and herbivores.
Do they bite?
Centipedes are usually venomous. Its venom will allow them to attack their prey and also defend themselves against their predators together with other natural enemies. The venom of Centipede is not life endangering mainly to humans, however, they bite and can be very painful.
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