CONTROL OF CENTIPEDES

  • The key is to reduce or eliminate moist areas and harborage
  • Remove piles of leaves and grass clippings, logs, stones, rocks
  • Store firewood up off the ground
  • Provide ventilation in crawl spaces
  • We treat foundation, perimeter, crawl spaces and basements 

CHARACTERISTICS OF CENTIPEDES

  • Found in areas of high moisture such as loose bark, rotting logs trash, piles of leaves & grass clippings
  • Most are nocturnal
  • They live on flies, spiders, etc.
  • Usual place in homes is damp basements, bathrooms, damp closets, potted plants
 

ABOUT CENTIPEDES

  • Some times called "hundred-leggers"
  • Found throughout most of the U.S. & world
  • Adults 1/8 - 6"
  • Elongated, flat, wormlike
  • Yellowish to dark brown, sometimes darker stripes or markings
  • Most - cluster of simple eyes on each side of the head or no eyes
  • Typically overwinter outdoors
  • Lay eggs in or on the soil 
  • Live 1 to 5 years
  • Have poison jaws with which to inject venom to kill their prey

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