Exterminating Centipedes In Southern California Since 1994
Centipede Control in LA, Orange Co. and San Diego
What Is A Centipede?
Centipedes are reddish, brown arthropods with a pair of feet per body segment. Despite the name, centipedes can have between 20 to 300 pairs of legs. The house centipede is a common pest in many parts of the United States. Unlike most other centipedes, this species generally lives its entire life inside a building. In homes, the house centipede prefers to live in damp areas, such as cellars, closets, bathrooms, attics (during warmer months), and undisturbed areas under the house. Eggs are laid in these same damp places, as well as behind baseboards or beneath bark on firewood.
Are Centipedes Dangerous
Centipedes are not dangerous to humans, but a bite from a centipede may sting a bit and could potentially cause problems for people who are allergic to bee stings.
Centipede treatment begins with one of our licensed technicians inspecting your home or office for the source of the infestation. From there, the technician will treat the source of the problem and point out other steps you can take to prevent future infestations. Since centipedes feed on spiders and other small pests, we recommend an on-going exterior treatment program to prevent future infestations. We offer monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly services. For more information about centipede removal, call Griffin Pest Management today!
Quick Facts About Centipedes
In homes, the house centipede prefers to live in damp areas, such as cellars, closets, bathrooms, attics (during warmer months), and unexcavated areas under the house. Eggs are laid in these same damp places, as well as behind baseboards or beneath bark on firewood.
Although this centipede can bite, its jaws are quite weak. There usually is not more than a slight swelling if a bite occurs. From an entomological point of view, they could be considered beneficial. Most homeowners, however, usually take a different point of view and insist that they be eliminated.
Using dehumidifiers in basements and other damp areas to keep the moisture content of the air down below 55% relative humidity will aid in controlling this pest. Also eliminating spiders and other small pests through vacuuming will help aid with control.
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