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How Do I Get Rid Of Centipedes In My Home?

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The sight of insects in a home can be quite disturbing, and centipedes rank among the worst, especially if you discover a huge centipede infestation. Many people are put off by the way they move, the number of legs they have, and the fact that centipedes can seemingly get into every nook and cranny of a home, even areas that seem tightly sealed. You might wonder how they got in, and why they came in the first place. A centipede in your house can be quite unnerving, and you may find yourself unsure of what to do about it.

If you find centipedes in your home, call Miche Pest Control immediately. We are your first choice for pest control, and we know how to deal with centipedes. 

What Do Centipedes Look Like?

Although there are many different types of centipedes, with different types and numbers of legs, the common house centipedes have long, arched legs that make them appear positively scary, and they are amazingly fast for their size. Overall, a house centipede has a long, worm-shaped body with pairs of legs running down both sides. Unlike worms, they move with their bodies off the ground. They are particularly adept at moving through small openings, and love dark, moist places.

Have you seen centipedes in your home? Miche Pest Control knows what they look like, where to find them, and what to do about them. Contact us today to get centipedes under control.

How Dangerous Is A Centipede's Bite?

Are house centipedes dangerous? In general, centipedes are mostly only dangerous to other bugs, but they can bite humans and pets if provoked. Centipedes do possess venomous bites, which may be described like having been stung by a bee. The types of centipedes commonly found in homes are not associated with fatalities, but they do pose the risk of bites if you come into contact with them.

Have a centipede sighting in your home and want to get rid of them? Call Miche Pest Control today. We know how to kill centipedes, and we will bring our expertise to your home promptly.

Why Do I Have Centipedes In My Home?

Centipedes are busy! They are carnivorous predators, and they are constantly on the hunt for food. Some of their common prey includes cockroaches, spiders, and silverfish. If you have bugs in your house, centipedes want to make a meal out of them, and will come in after them. If they have easy access to moisture as well, they will be very happy. They will have everything they need to set up shop in your home. That’s why most homeowners will see centipedes in their homes sooner or later.

If you see centipedes in your home, Miche Pest Control wants to see them, too, and then get rid of them. Contact us today and let us help you march centipedes right out of your house.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Centipedes?

If you want to know how to get rid of centipedes, here are some useful tips to help manage them:

  • Keep food cleaned up. Food draws bugs, and bugs draw centipedes.

  • Avoid damp areas in your home. Seal leaks, and repair dripping fixtures.

  • Clean up piles of mulch, leaves, and grass. Centipedes love to hide under them.

  • Seal up all outside cracks, gaps and holes. All bugs like these, including centipedes.

The best way to get rid of centipedes and other pests is to secure professional pest control services. DIY pest control often misses all of the bugs, allowing them to multiply again, and also leaves the door open for them to return at a future date.

Miche Pest Control doesn’t want pesky centipedes worrying you at your house. We want you to feel secure and comfortable. Contact us today to explore how our proven treatments can assist you in getting rid of centipedes and keeping them away.