House Centipedes

House Centipedes
Size: Up to 1 1/2"
Color: Brown
Habitat: Indoor and outdoor, damp and moist area
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House Centipede Control

The house centipede, notorious for the squeamish reactions of people when they encounter one, is by far one of the creepiest of pests. With its long extension of several body segments and numerous leg count trailing as it crawls along the walls of your home, the house centipede is a true “creepy crawler.” The house centipede can have up to 150 pairs of legs! On average, the house centipede can live up to 7 years. For majority of their life, they spend in the moist darkness and come out during the nocturnal hours to scour for food. Even though poisonous, most house centipede bites are incapable of penetrating the human skin. The ones that can, only give an effect no worse than a bee sting. Not many people know this, but house centipedes do assist with our home pest control. Other pests such as bed bugs, silverfish, termites, spiders, and roaches are primary targets for the house centipede. If this is the case, you would think that house centipedes are desirable to keep indoors. However, as stated before, the house centipede is a true “creepy crawler” and they must be dealt with.

How to Get Rid of Centipedes in the House

There are several ways to get rid of house centipedes. Most centipedes are loners, which makes them a lot easier to get rid of. They prefer roaming around minus the entourage of fellow centipedes. Killing on sight is suggested. Here are some recommendations: You must seal off any potential entries. Use dust insecticides, such as Drione Dust, Delta Dust and Pyganic Dust, when filling in cracks and crevices and crawlspaces. In addition, try to keep all areas of your home dry using dehumidifiers and clearing out damp closet space and basements. Setting up glue traps along your floors and corner spaces will also help in managing your centipede problem. After indoor treatments are applied, it would be wise to apply an outdoor perimeter treatment. Spraying a professional residual liquid insecticide (such as Talstar or Demon WP) along the outer walls of your home including the ground base will further assist in keeping centipedes clear and away from your house.

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Q. Can cenepieds hurt you bad, or can they be like a spider bite?
A.   Only certain centipedes are hazardous to humans. Usually, centipedes do not harm humans by biting. A bite may cause inflammation and pain. Small centipedes usually do not puncture skin.
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Q. Why is it that these little bugs can get us so scared and not even want to be close by them? Is there anything that we should be aware of with these lovely bugs that we do not like at all? If so what is it that should be done with the little creatures that can scare the heck out of us?
We see these little creatures every day and sometimes it is everyother day. Is there any thing that we all should be aware of? Is there a way to get rid of them besides killing them w/flyswatter? Are these bugs the type that like the humidity and all? Is there any way to help keep them away from hurting us in any way at all? Do they lay any sort of eggs as they go around inside of our house? Please share what ever you can to help us to learn more about these little creatures. I appreciate all the answers that I can get from you and I appreciat it very much. Thank you for your time that you take to help so many of us by giving us good answers to our questions that we may have no answer to. Thanks again.
A.   Unfortunately, we are unable to assist you as we do not know what insect pest you are inquiring about. Please be more descriptive about the pest you are inquiring about. Color, shape, size, and where you most frequently see them are just some examples of how we can help you identify the pest.
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Q. How to kill house centipedes
Hi there, I have ahad a problem with house centipedes for a while now. I have tried fumigating (industrial strength) but after a while I invariable see one again. Please could you recommend a proof solutions to get rid of these things once and for all. I am most happy to utilise a multi-pronged approach, both to eradicate now and then as follow up treatment. I do live in RSA but am happy to pay for postage required. Thx regards
A.   Unfortunately, we will not be able to send any chemicals internationally due to strict regulations on imports and exports of chemically based products.

However, some knowledge on centipedes is that they will enter the home through any crack or crevice that is available around your home, especially the utility lines like the air conditioning unit, water lines that enter the structure, heating units, etc. Those types of pipes or utility lines are going to be key entry points for centipedes.

You may need to do a check or inspection around your home to seal all entry points.

This will be crucial for prevention. Once again, we do apologize that we wont be able to send you anything, but we are available for information.
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Q. how to get rid of centipedes in my house
large centipedes in my house
A.   We recommend using the product Suspend SC. It will not only kill centipedes in your house, but it also targets a wide spectrum of crawling and flying insects. Suspend SC must be diluted in water and applied with a pump sprayer. It should be applied to the baseboard areas, behind the toilet, under the sinks, around window sills, around door frames, and etc. All treated areas must be avoided until the treatment has completely dried.
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Q. moving
do we need to worry about house centipeeds being in our storage boxes etc. when we move? we are afraid of taking them with us.
A.   The best method is to clean out the boxes and utilize new ones before you move.
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Q. centipede at home
Recently I found centipede at home (bathroom, kitchen, and living room). I am trying to find a product that I can use to prevent or can sustain for a period of time during which the product could kill centipede as they come out. I would appreciate some good advice.
A.   Any liquid insecticide with a long residual time would work for centipedes. You can also apply a dust product along the door frames, windowsills, or any cracks or crevices that points as an entry way to the inside of the home.
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Q. My son has a large number of centapedes envading their house. They say they have just appread and they see them on walls, ceiling, floors. They have a 10 month old in the house as well. They had an exterminator come spray the outside but he would not treat the inside since there is a you child living there. What do you suggest for inside and possibly attic treatment? Thanks
A.   We recommend using glueboards on the baseboards of the house for the remaining centipedes. In addition, we recommend using a light chemical such as Cy-Kick Aerosol for crack and crevice treatment. Please be sure the vacate the premises during treatment until the chemicals have completely dried.
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Q. Which product would be good to kill centipedes
They are usually found in the basement. We do not have any pets so pellets of some sort would be okay to use. I want to get rid of them and prevent them from crawling up the stairs from the basement and onto the first or second floor
A.   Centipedes in the house can be easily controlled with regular pest control maintenance. We recommend applying Suspend SC around the base boards of the basement as well as the stairwell in the basement. Suspend SC is a liquid concentrate insecticide that must be diluted with water and applied with a pump sprayer. All treated areas must be completely dried before reentry.
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