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House Centipede

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House Centipede

Description:

House CentipedeHouse Centipedes can grow up to 1.5 inches.  They have long, flattened bodies and 15 pairs of legs.  They are grayish yellow with dark bands on their legs.  The body has three long stripes.

Behavior:

House Centipedes feed on spiders and other insects inside homes.  It can be scary in appearance, but it is actually harmless.  The House Centipede is often found in basements, closets, and bathrooms.  They can also run very quickly.

Control:

Centipede On Stem-Wall

Organic materials, leaves, and mulch should be cleared away from the structure to help reduce the likelihood of a House Centipede problem.  Also, moisture levels in basements and crawl spaces can be reduced with increased ventilation.  A pest control maintenance program is also recommended.  These applications target areas centipedes hide and feed.

Fun Fact:

Most House Centipedes can live up to 6 years.