Project Description

Centipede

centipede

SIZE: 1″ or larger

COLOR: Brown with 15-30 (or more) pairs of legs

DESCRIPTION:

Centipedes may enter houses and buildings, but they do not roam during daytime. They hide in damp areas around bathrooms, closets, basements and other sites typically infested by pests.

CONTROL ADVICE:

Rotting wood and leaf litter should be kept 3′ from the foundations, and outside cracks should be repaired. Eliminating moisture from basements and crawl spaces can discourage these insects. Because centipedes feed on insects and other arthropods, eliminating their food sources is a step toward controlling centipedes. For this reason, it’s ideal to identify all other pests inside houses and buildings before performing any pest control.

ACTIVE SEASONS:

Spring & Summer