Centipedes: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Adult Centipedes measure between 1-6 inches in length
  • They are light to dark brown in color with many legs making them appear hairy

Active Season

  • Centipedes are active year-round when living indoors but most active during Spring and Summer

Interesting Facts

  • Large Centipedes may bite if provoked, however, not with mouthparts but fang-like front legs
  • They feed on other insects including spiders

Cause for Concern

  • When Centipedes are found indoors it is often a sign that there is a moisture problem in the area ¬†
  • They do not damage any household items or structure but are mostly regarded as unsightly and intimidating

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Most Centipede treatments can be completed in the basement alone which would need to be avoided for 1 hour. If another level of the home does need to be treated, people and pets will need to remain out of the house for 1 hour

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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Centipede Media Gallery

At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

All our images and video are copyright and are property of Town & Country Pest Solutions. Do not duplicate without written permission. Email our on-staff photographer, Ryan, if you would like permission to use or purchase any of our media.

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